BACKSACKS-WEEKEND FOOD FOR KIDS
In Indiana, one in four children live in families at or below the federal poverty level. These children often receive assistance from programs operating during the week, such as free and reduced price lunches and after-school services. However, it is over the weekend that many of these children risk going hungry.
BackSacks, a program of Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana, is dedicated to improving the lives of Indiana children by providing BackSacks full of kid-friendly, shelf-stable foods to chronically hungry K-6 students over the weekends. Carmel Rotarians assist at least one Friday a month, helping to pack over 5,000 BackSacks for the program.