There are children who dread the weekend because there isn’t enough food at their house. In coordination with partner schools, Second Harvest’s BackPack Program provides easy-to-prepare food for at-risk children on weekends and during school breaks.
A typical BackPack includes two cereals, two entrees, snack, fruit juice and shelf-stable milk. In FY21 Second Harvest’s BackPack program served more than 5,500 hungry children each week at 91 programs throughout Middle Tennessee.
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