A Message From the CEO
It's September and with the closing of the pools and the changing of the leaves comes "back to school". When the first bell rang on the new school year nearly 55 million elementary school children headed back to class in the United States. Of those children nearly 69% qualify for the Federal Free & Reduced Meal plan. Many of these children have limited availability of food over the weekends when there is no access to school breakfast or lunch.
If you are reading this you are probably already familiar with what Blessings in a Backpack does. What you might not have known is how great the need is for our program in this country. Blessings is currently feeding just over 60,000 and there are millions more that need your help. No child should be hungry on the weekends. Our backpacks make that difference so that children can come back to school ready to learn and concentrate on Monday morning. Our outstanding staff and board members work tirelessly to make this a reality by walking hand in hand with our volunteer partners and schools across the country. We are working together with each of You to address this issue.
Together we can feed the future of America. As Mother Teresa said, "If you can't feed a hundred people, then just feed one. "
Thank you for being part of Blessings in a Backpack!