The Food Bank of Eastern Michigan BackPack Program
"...a hungry child can't learn and an uneducated adult can't earn."
More than 21 million children qualify for free or reduced-price meals through the National School Lunch Program and the National School Breakfast Program. For many of these children, school meals may be the only meals they eat. What happens when they go home over the weekend?
Providing children at risk of hunger access to nutritious, non-perishable food items over the weekend is the goal of the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan's BackPack Program. Delivering Hope has partnered with local schools to be able to bring the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan's Backpack Program to our local children in need. Each week a bag of food for the weekend is distributed discreetly at school to the child in need. The cost of the Backpack Program is only $100 per child for the entire school year. This is a community funded program that does not receive any government funding. To help support Delivering Hope accomplish our mission, please CLICK HERE to Donate.