Blessings in a Backpack

Blessings in a Backpack is a program designed to feed elementary school students on weekends.

Every Friday, children in the program receive a bag of ready-to-eat, nutritious food to get them through the weekend. We currently serve 175 students at three Zanesville City Schools with this program: John McIntire Elementary, National Road Elementary and Zane Grey Elementary. The Blessings in a Backpack organization is based out of Louisville, Kentucky and has been providing food to children across the country since 2005.

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