BackSacks: Weekend Food for Kids
Hunger is a real and present danger to children across America and right here in Indiana. A recent report estimates
that one in five Hoosier children do not have enough to eat to be healthy. Teachers know this is true, as some of their
students come to school on Monday morning too hungry to learn.
These are the children who miss too much school, hoard food, and rely on their school’s breakfast and lunch to feed
them throughout the week. It’s a big problem, and it calls for a big response.
Here’s a snapshot of BackSacks for the 2017-2018 school year:
More than 240 schools
21 Indiana counties
Serving 9,100+ kids weekly