Center Line Public Schools started the distribution phase of its Blessings in a Backpack on November 2, 2012 with 100 children enrolled in the program; as many as 126 elementary school children were enrolled in the program.
What Is Blessings in a Backpack?
Typical Backpack Food Items
The backpacks include ready-to-eat food items such as granola bars, instant oatmeal, macaroni and cheese, juice pouches, applesauce, pasta rings, etc. Blessings in a Backpack reviews its standard menu with a nutritionist annually to make sure the food is kid-friendly, nutritious, non-perishable, and easy-to-prepare. Please be aware, most of these kids live in a world where some food is better than no food.
Nourished Kids Ready to learn
Students who participate in the Blessings in a Backpack program show marked improvement in school attendance, test scores, behavior, and health. Food is an essential building block, and in this case truly is a blessing, especially to a hungry child!
Please look for and continue to support our fundraisers throughout the school year. Invite your employer, family, and friends to help.
For more information about how you can help,contact:
Donations may be mailed to:
Center Line Public Schools,
Center Line,MI 48015
Make checks payable to: Center Line Public Schools
(write Blessings in a Backpack on the memo line)
"Because Hunger Doesn't Take a Break on the Weekends"
Special Thanks to our Corporate Sponsors