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About Blessings in a Backpack

About Blessings in a Backpack

Today, it's estimated that one in nine children is struggling with food insecurity — which means their families lack consistent access to enough food for an active, healthy life. These kids live in every zip code in America, and they need your help.

The consequences of hunger are much more than a growling stomach. Poor nutrition can result in a weaker immune system, increased hospitalization, lower IQ, shorter attention spans, and lower academic achievement. Millions of children are fed during the school week by federal government programs. But on Fridays, when the school closes its doors, it's 65 hours until they return to school and food on Monday morning.

We want to ensure that kids get nutritional meals over the weekend, too.

Blessings in a Backpack is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. During the 2022–2023 school year, we distributed over 3.3 million bags of ready-to-eat food to thousands of children at 1,270 schools nationwide.

Blessings in a Backpack Programs

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