Our Backpack Program provides backpacks full of food to children in need every week. The packs are delivered to schools across eastern Maricopa and eastern AZ, then discreetly distributed to children in need. #hunger #poverty
Staff Characteristics by School Poverty Level - This figure shows that children in higher poverty schools are more likely to have teachers and principals with fewer years of experience and less education than are children in lower poverty schools. [click on this image to find a short clip and analysis of the inequalities in public education]
Blessings in a Backpack: 12 million elementary school children are on the free and reduced lunch program in American schools. The Blessings in a Backpack program seeks to meet the needs of these children by providing essentials to bridge the gap during those long, hungry weekend hours. I want to get involved!
The Chrysler Foundation and Chrysler Group LLC Bridge the Hunger Gap, Provide Funding and Volunteers to Fill Backpacks with Nutritious Food Backpack Program Aims to Feed Detroit-Area Children during Summer Weekends