1 in 6 Hoosier children do not have enough to eat to be healthy. Teachers know this is true, as some of their students come to school on Monday morning too hungry to learn.
It’s a big problem, and it calls for a big response.
On behalf of Gleaners and the more than 240 schools around central and southeast Indiana served by the BackSacks program, thank you for your support on Giving Tuesday!
This year we met and exceeded our goal of 7,500 BackSacks. The total amount for donations this year was enough to provide nearly 10,980 BackSacks for Hoosier children in need. These funds will help ensure children don’t have to worry about where their next meal will come from, between school lunch on Friday and school breakfast Monday morning.
YOU made a difference in the lives of so many children. Whether you gave monetarily or promoted #GivingTuesday on social media, thank you for your generosity in helping provide the gift of weekend meals!
Click here to learn more about our BackSack: Weekend Meals for Kids program.