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Blessings in a Backpack

Blessings in a Backpack

Blessings in a Backpack partners with America to ensure impoverished elementary school children are fed on the weekends throughout the school year
Blessings in a Backpack is a results oriented program designed to feed elementary school children who qualify for the free and reduced meal program and may not have any or enough food during their weekends
Every Friday, students receive a backpack filled with food to bring home
They return with their empty backpacks on Monday fed and ready to learn. The process is then repeated every Friday throughout the school year

Program Goals
Feeding local school children on the weekends so they have a better chance of educational success
Generating public awareness on the issue of child hunger in the United States
Working to expand the program across the nation and beyond

Facts about Duval County (4/30/2015)
Over 52% of children in Duval County public schools are on the free and reduced meal program and the numbers are increasing
Over 60,000 children in 546 schools and in 43 states are currently being fed by Blessings in a Backpack
We are currently feeding 2,000 kids per week at 7 area schools
In conjunction with Publix, our local grocery partner, it costs only $80 to feed a child for the entire 38 week school year
City
Jacksonville
State
FL
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