Backpack Buddies

  Kayla Brown, a teacher, has organized a way to feed students who are economically disadvantaged when they are away from school (ie. over the weekend).  With the sponsorship of people from her church, bags of food are slipped into backpacks during recess.  The students that have been fed by this program have had steady increases in test scores; some as much as 20%!!!  What a simple solution to a difficult problem...

How to Help:
In Houston, check here on the Houston Food Bank website.

To learn more about hunger in America and to find out about programs in your area:
America's Second Harvest -- The Nation's Food Bank Network
Web site:
Its statistical report on hunger in America may be found at:

(from ABC WNT website)