One in five children are dealing with hunger in Idaho!
We are pleased to have donated, last week, $2,000 to the Idaho Food Bank Children's Backpack Program for 2016.
During the school year, many low-income children have access to nutritious meals through their school’s free-and-reduced breakfast and lunch program. Unfortunately, on the weekends these same children go without food. Our Backpack program helps these children by providing weekend food support throughout the school year.
Every Friday, each participating child receives enough food for two breakfasts, two lunches, two dinners and two snacks in a discrete and lightweight backpack. Meals consist of nonperishable items that are selected by our staff nutritionist to taste good and maintain nutrition while also being easy to prepare. As a result of the help they receive through the Backpack program, children come to school Monday morning nourished and ready to learn.
Backpack sponsorship is $25 a month per child. With $2,000, we 're sponsoring 6.6 children for one year.
It's a drop in the bucket to remedy this shameful situation in America . Please send your prayers and hopes for a better future.
Special Gratitude to All Jnanasukha donors.