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Reading a People Magazine in a Dentists office, something grabbed Hermine’s attention. It was an article for Blessings in a Backpack, and instantly Hermine felt a strong connection. Follow up on
the article, she began doing research on the Non-Profit and realized she wanted to be a part of this incredible cause. With over 10,000 children being hungry in Frederick at the time, Hermine felt she needed to do something. She began collecting seed money and she’s never looked back. Hermine considers Blessings in a Backpack her destiny.
Blessings provides non-perishable, kid friendly, easy preparation foods on school days off. Whether it is a Blizzard Bag or an afternoon snack, Blessings in a Backpack provides food for hungry children so that they can continue to thrive and grow in school. Hunger doesn’t take weekends off. Hermine, more specifically Blessings in a Backpack were the recipients of the Impact Award from last Impact Club meeting. The money donated will feed the entire Waverly Elementary School.
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One in five American children faces food insecurity — more than the populations of New York City, Los Angeles, and Chicago combined. During the school week, most of these children depend on the federal free and reduced meal program their school offers. Sometimes, the meals at school are the only ones they get. When the school closes it doors on Friday afternoon, many of these children go home to empty cupboards and empty bellies for 65 hours until they return to school on Monday morning. Who will feed them this weekend?
Every school-aged child in America has the nourishment needed to learn and grow. As a leader in the movement to end childhood hunger, Blessings strives to ensure children don’t go hungry on the weekends by empowering individuals and communities to take action.
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