$4,325 TO CENTRAL TEXAS FOOD BANK
The BackPack program provides weekly packages of food to children every Friday afternoon. Each package contains two breakfasts, two entrees, snacks, juice, and dairy items. This food gives them nutritional support over the weekend. Children who go hungry over the weekend have higher rates of absenteeism, and difficulty with concentration and adverse classroom behavior. In most cases, it takes a child who has gone hungry over the weekend until Wednesday to recover, only to start the cycle over each Friday.