One in five American children face food insecurity - more than the populations of New York City, Los Angeles and Chicago combined. During the school week, most of these children depend on the federal free and reduced meal program their school offers. Sometimes, the meals at school are the only ones they get. When the school closes it doors on Friday afternoon, many of these children go home to empty cupboards and empty bellies for 65 hours until they return to school on Monday morning. Who will feed them this weekend?
he Packers’ Walter Payton Man of the Year donated backpacks of healthy food to the 335 students in support of Blessings in a Backpack. Blessings is a non-profit organization that distributes nutritious food to students who don’t have access to it.
For the fifth year in a row, Blessings in a Backpack is thrilled and grateful to be the primary beneficiary of the high profile and glamorous Unbridled Eve Gala, founded in 2011 by sisters Tonya York Dees and Tammy York Day.
We would like to give many thanks to our National Partners listed below without which this program would not be possible.