Did you know that kids go hungry right here in America? As a mother myself, it makes my eyes water just to type that. The fact is, “In 2010, 48.8 million Americans lived in food insecure households, 32.6 million adults and 16.2 million children.”
Feeding America and their member food banks started a great initiative to help keep kids fed when school is out. In the BACKPACK PROGRAM, Feeding America provides backpacks full of nutritious food to children across the United States to take home on weekends and school vacations when other resources are not available. The program provides backpacks filled with food that is child-friendly, non-perishable, and easily-consumed. Backpacks are discreetly distributed to children on the last day before the weekend or holiday vacation.
Find out more about the BackPack Program and ways that you can help in your area!