Our Blessings in a Backpack program is positively impacting students throughout the DC Everest and Wausau School Districts each week. Since our inception in the Fall of 2013, we are continually forming partnerships with new schools. Our goal is to ensure that no student in the DC Everest/Wausau area is hungry on weekends.
Better test scores, improved reading skills, positive behavior, improved health and increased attendance have all been attributed to the success of this program.
Food is an essential building block, and truly is a blessing, especially to a hungry child.
For just $2.63, a child can be fed on the weekend. This amounts to $100 for an entire school year.