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more than 9 million KIDS in America are food insecure.

That's ONE in EIGHT kids who eat meals at school during the week but are without affordable, healthy food on Saturday and Sunday. The consequences are much more than a growling stomach. Hunger can cause many physical health problems, shorten a child's attention span, lower their IQ, and keep them from making good grades.

with your help, Blessings in a backpack will make a huge impact this school year.

 

The impact of Blessings in a Backpack goes beyond easing hunger pangs. At such a young age, food insecurity can impact a child's health, social development, cognitive growth, and general well-being.

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It's for the kids

Blessings in a Backpack provides food on the weekends for school-aged children across America who might otherwise go hungry.

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It's Convenient

Kids leave school on Friday with food in their backpacks. The process is discreet, and no special trip is needed to get the food. Schools report that attendance is up on Friday because of Blessings in a Backpack.

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It’s Yummy

Items in backpacks are kid-friendly in both taste and ease of preparation to help ensure the kids eat and enjoy the blessings in their backpacks every weekend.