- In 2015, statistics showed 20.8% of children in Mississippi did not have access to a consistent food supply.
- According to NICHE, 53% of students in DeSoto County are eligible for free or reduced lunch.
WHAT GOES IN EACH BACKPACK?
Hunger2Hope packs the following items in each child’s backpack each week:
5 Servings of Proteins and Soups
4 Servings of Vegetables
3 Servings of Fruit
2 Servings of Breakfast Items
How much does a backpack cost per week?
By retail pricing, backpack costs approximately $11 each weekend.