Who will feed the kids this weekend?
This is the question we are continually asking at Blessings in a Backpack. Why? While most people can’t wait for the weekend, kids at risk of hunger can’t wait for it to be over. In fact, 11 million kids in America won’t have enough food to eat this weekend.
The current public health emergency has highlighted just how vulnerable these 11 million food-insecure children are. Typically, these kids rely on the food that schools provide during the week and Blessings in a Backpack food on the weekends. The school closures have changed this arrangement. Accordingly, we’ve had to adjust our traditional question. We’re now asking: