Millions of low-income children in the United States rely on food support from the National School Lunch Program. But when school is not in session, children living in food-insecure households are at risk of going without the nutritious food they need. Even mild under nutrition can affect behavior and school performance. The bottom line is hungry children have difficulty learning.
In our first year, students participating in the Back Pack Blessings program showed test score improvements in math, reading and language arts.
Backpack Blessings has partnered with an elementary school that identities children who qualify for the federal Free and Reduced Price Meal Program and many have little to no food on the weekends.
The Backpack Blessings program provides chronically hungry children with food to take home over the weekend. Backpacks are stocked with nutritious, childfriendly, and easy-to-prepare food.
This program helps children achieve better test scores, improves reading skills, creates positive behavior, improves health, and increases attendance. This also gives church members the opportunity to demonstrate Christ's love and example.
We need volunteers to provide financial resources, help stock shelves, pack back packs, and transport backpacks to the school.
All donations are 100% tax deductible.