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Every school-aged child in America needs proper nourishment to learn and grow. As a leader in the movement to end childhood hunger, Blessings in a Backpack strives to ensure children do not go hungry on the weekends by empowering individuals and communities to take action.
Blessings in a Backpack mobilizes communities, individuals, and resources to provide food on the weekends for elementary school children across America who might otherwise go hungry.
Child Food Insecurity in America
This food keeps hunger pains at bay until children return to school on Monday morning, but the impact goes beyond that. Student survey results show that children fed by Blessings in a Backpack experience the following impact on their lives:
By the end of year 2020, our goal is to:
Feed 500,000 children at more than 5,000 program locations nationwide
Provide 17.5 million hunger-free weekends.