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Blessings in a Backpack, Inc.

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Hunger

Location

4121 Shelbyville RoadLouisville, KY 40207 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

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.

Description

Our Vision:

Every school-aged child in America has the nourishment needed 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.

Why Do We Do It

There are more than 13 million children in this country who are at risk of hunger. 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. Children are fed during the school week by federal government programs, but we want to make sure they’re getting nutritional meals over the weekend, too.

How Much Does it Cost?

$130 will feed one child on the weekends for one 38-week school year through the Blessings in a Backpack program. The Results: Nourished Kids Ready to Learn.

Food is an essential building block, and in this case truly is a blessing, especially to a hungry child!

Visit the Get Involved section of our website to find out the various ways in which you can help Blessings in a Backpack feed more children.




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