According to Feeding America, twenty-two million children receive free or reduced-price meals through the National School Lunch Program and the National School Breakfast Program.
For some of these children, the meals they receive at school are the only meals they get that day. The weekends can be a scary time for a child who is wondering how they will find their next meal.
The Backpack Ministry collaborates with a local elementary school and provides food that can fit discreetly in a child’s book bag. Now, instead of worrying about where their next meal will come from, these children can focus on what’s really important: being a child.