Blessings in a Backpack was founded in the United States in 2005 because underprivileged children who are fed through government programs at school during the week, have little food to eat at home on the weekends. The program came to Canada in 2008. Canada is one of the only developed countries in the world without a national meal program for children in schools. We are currently in more than 60 schools in Canada and we hope to expand to all regions in need.