CBS Pittsburgh has partnered with Blessings in a Backpack to ensure impoverished elementary school children are fed on the weekends throughout the school year.
Better test scores, improved reading skills, positive behavior, improved health and increased attendance have all been attributed to the success of this program.
- 69% of children in the United States are on the free & reduced meal program
- Over 60,000 children in 546 schools and in 43 states are currently being fed by Blessings in a Backpack
- Starting at just $80 Blessings can feed a child on the weekends for an entire 38-week school year
CHARITY OF THE YEAR
Blessings in a Backpack was named Charity of the Year for 2012 by People Magazine’s First Help Feed a Child Campaign.
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