Hunger doesn’t take weekends off
BRIDGING THE WEEKEND GAP
Blessings in a Backpack mobilizes communities, individuals and resources to provide food on the weekends for elementary school children across America who might otherwise go hungry.
Why Do We Do It?
There are more than 13.1 -million children in this country who are at risk of hunger. The consequences of hunger are much more than a growling stomach. Poor nutrition can result in a weaker immune system, increased hospitalization, lower IQ, shorter attention spans, and lower academic achievement. Children are fed during the school week by federal government programs, but we want to make sure they’re getting nutritional meals over the weekend, too.
Waukesha County Chapter
The Waukesha County Blessings Chapter was founded in 2012 to bring the mission to life in our own back yard. We are a self-funded local chapter of a national organization which serves over 87,300 students in 1,092 schools, spread throughout 45 states and the District of Columbia Blessings in a Backpack.