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2016-07-21

Car wash benefits ‘Blessing in a Backpack’

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Administrators and staff with Cedar Creek Nursing and Rehab with assistance from members of the Boys and Girls Club of Bandera, will host a car wash to benefit Blessings in a Backpack. The fundraiser will take place from 9 am to 2 pm, Thursday, July 21, in the parking lot of 1856 Tavern in Bandera on Highway 16 South.
Blessings in a Backpack mobilizes communities, individuals and resources to provide food on the weekends for elementary school children across America who might otherwise go hungry.
More than 15 million children throughout the United States are at risk of hunger, the consequences of which become more than just a “growling tummy.” Poor nutrition can result in a weaker immune system, increased hospitalization, lower IQ, shorter attention spans and lower academic achievement.
Children receive meals during the school week by federal government programs; however, the Blessings in a Backpack program ensures they get nutritional meals over the weekend, too.
Blessings in a Backpack is A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Blessings in a Backpack currently feeds over 83,000 children in 900 schools in 46 states and the District of Columbia. The program is a hybrid of private sector funding and public partnership carried out in schools. “We are feeding the future of America, one school at a time,” said the organization’s spokesman.
Through the Blessings in a Backpack program, it costs $80 to $100 to provide meals for one child on the weekends during a 38-week school year. The results are nourished kids who are ready to learn.
Drop by 1856 Tavern between 9 am and 2 pm today and help feed a hungry kid on a weekend.
For more information, contact Shayne Brown at 830-460-0050.