Blessings in a Backpack

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Blessings in a Backpack is a non-profit organization that feeds school children in the United States who currently are fed during the week on the federally funded Free and Reduced Meal Program and are at risk of going hungry on the weekends. The program works with elementary school-aged children whose families cannot afford enough food. Better test scores, improved reading skills, positive behavior, improved health and increased attendance have all been attributed to the success of this program. As of September 2011, the program is feeding 55,000 children in 37 states, 318 schools, and 3 countries, Canada, Colombia, and Haiti.[1][2]


  1. ^ "Who We Are". Blessings in a Backpack. 2009. Retrieved November 5, 2010. 
  2. ^ Hughes, Sandra (October 15, 2007). "Blessings in a Backpack: Weekend Meals Program Teaches School That Nutrition And Learning Go Hand In Hand". CBS News. CBS. Retrieved November 5, 2010. 

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