According to Feeding America, 1 in 6 children may not know where they will get their next meal. For the nearly 13 million kids in the U.S. facing hunger, getting the energy they need to learn and grow can be a day-in, day-out challenge. Children facing hunger may struggle in school — and beyond. They are more likely to repeat a grade in school, experience developmental impairments in language and motor skills, and have more social and behavior problems. Many children from low-income households struggle with hunger over the weekend. The goal of the Backpack Program is to address child hunger by providing low-income, food insecure children with nutritious and easy-to-prepare food items for the weekend when school feeding programs do not operate and other food resources are often not readily available.
Our NIBBLES: The Nutrition in Backpacks before Little One’s Exit School (NIBBLES) program provides weekend meals and snacks during the school year for 142 children from low-income families at Lost Pines Elementary, Red Rock Elementary, and Bastrop Intermediate schools. With 1 in 4 Bastrop County children going hungry, we are serving just the tip of the iceberg. We want to serve more of the thousands of hungry children, but we need your help to grow our program. For every $10 donated we can feed a student for a whole weekend!
You can donate to the Nibbles Backpack Program below: