|My son LP with his backpack ready for school|
The BackPack Program provides a sack of kid-friendly, easy-to-prepare foods to low-income elementary children on Fridays before they go home for the weekend. There is no cost for the children, their families or their schools to participate. The contents of the backpacks vary each week, but often contain items like soup, juice, cereals, fruit cups, milk, pudding cups and snacks. The Food Bank of Iowa estimates it costs less than $4 per sack to provide meals for these children weekly.
Does your school have a program like this? What other programs have you heard of to help low-income children? Remember to Comment for a Cause all month long!