NATIONAL MOVEMENT TO ADDRESS CHILDHOOD HUNGER
September 19, 2019
Mayors across the country are working with local volunteers to pack bags full of food for hungry students to take home for the weekend
Mayor Rothschild, Supervisor Ramon Valadez, Laurie Bernard and Peggy Goforth, Local Blessings in a Backpack Program Coordinators, Bloom, Sewell, Henry, Steele, Ford, and Erickson Elementary School Officials, Karen Stewart from Haven Totes, Linda Kraemer, Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona, and Local volunteers
About Blessings in a Backpack: Hunger has both short- and long-term negative effects on children’s health and ability to succeed in school. Blessings in a Backpack mobilizes communities, individuals, and resources to provide food on the weekends for elementary school children across America who might otherwise go hungry. Blessings in a Backpack is providing 3.2 million hunger free weekends for nearly 87,300 children in 45 states and the District of Columbia. For more information visit www.blessingsinabackpack.org.