Backpack Program

Hunger directly affects children's ability to learn.

59% of children from low-income families say they have come to school hungry.

46% of children from low-income families say hunger hurts their performance in school.

12% say that sometimes at night they’re too distracted by hunger to do their homework.

Teachers see the effects of their students' hunger.

80% of teachers see loss of ability to concentrate.

76% see poor academic performance.

62% see behavioral and discipline problems.

47% see sicker and less healthy students.

*Statistics provided by www.nokidhungry.org