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The Blessings in a Backpack program provides essential food every Friday to children who may otherwise go hungry over the weekend. Schools provide food to kids regularly throughout the week, but what happens when they go home on the weekend? That’s where Blessings comes in.

The organization provides more than 3 million hunger-free weekends to students in more than 1,000 schools, throughout 45 states and the District of Columbia. Though Blessings in a Backpack is a national organization, each program is responsible for raising its own funds, budgeting accordingly, and delivering food to identified children each week.

The LindaBen Foundation is partnering with Blessings in a Backpack to help feed kids across Howard County. Specifically, we’re planning to feed kids at Laurel Woods Elementary, Harper’s Choice Middle School, and Longfellow Elementary.

You might not realize it, but we have a significant number of food-insecure students at these schools. When we say food-insecure, we’re talking about kids who might not know where their next meal will come from. In fact, 839 of the 1,631 students across these three schools are food-insecure. That’s 51.4%! Thankfully, there’s something we can do to help.

By partnering with Blessings and the LindaBen Foundation, you can help us provide kids the nutrition they need to grow, learn, and thrive—to be a kid.

$130 feeds a child every weekend for an entire school year! Every donation* has a major impact and is always appreciated.

*Please note all donations are tax-exempt

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