Most people can’t wait for the weekend. Kids at risk of hunger can’t wait for it to be over. Did you know 13 million kids in America won’t have enough food to eat this weekend? That’s one in five kids who will eat meals at school during the week but is without access to affordable, nutritious food on Saturday and Sunday. The consequences are much more than a growling stomach. Hunger can cause many physical health problems. It can also shorten a child’s attention span, lower their IQ, and keep them from making good grades.
To ensure more kids have full bellies over the weekend, Thomas Coffee has partnered with Blessings in a Backpack to help send kids home on Fridays with backpacks full of satisfying and nutritional food. Thomas Coffee is donating a portion of the profits from every bag of coffee sold through our online store to Blessings in a Backpack. We hope to raise enough money to ensure hunger-free weekends for 25 children this year. To reach our goal, we need your help! Please purchase a bag, or two, of our gourmet coffees, and tell your friends and family. Better yet, forward our link to everyone in your address book and ask them to help by purchasing a bag of coffee and forwarding it to all of their family, friends, and business contacts. Together, we can make a difference. Good things really do happen over a cup of coffee.
About Blessings in a Backpack:
Across the country, Blessings in a Backpack mobilizes communities, individuals and resources to provide food on the weekends for elementary school children across America who might otherwise go hungry. This school year, Blessings in a Backpack and its dedicated volunteer teams and partners will help make more than 3 million hunger-free weekends possible for children at 1,000 schools across the country.
To learn more or to help feed the kids this weekend just click the link below.