Hunger Doesn’t Take the Weekends Off.
Blessings in a Backpack is a unique results-oriented program designed to feed elementary school children who may not have any or enough food on the weekends.
Blessings was founded in the U.S. in 2003 to meet the needs of underprivileged children who are fed through government programs at school during the week, and have no food to eat at home on the weekends. So, Blessings arranges to have backpacks filled with food for the kids to take home on Friday evening. Then the kids bring the empty packs back on Monday morning, to be filled again for the next coming Friday.
Better test scores, improved reading skills, positive behaviour, improved health and increased attendance have all been attributed to the success of this program.
$120 feeds a child in the program for an entire school year. Following a donation, a school is chosen and a local grocer partners with the program to provide food for meals in the backpacks. Every Friday, students receive their backpacks with staples that require little to no preparation. They return with their backpacks on Monday ready to learn.
Blessings in a Backpack is non-profit organization currently feeding children internationally, and is working to expand across Canada. We are feeding the future of Canada, one school at a time.
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