A Cloquet area teacher discovered that snacks were frequently missing from back packs in her classroom. When she learned that a young student had been taking them she needed to know why.

In tears the student told her, “Because we don’t have food at home and my brother and I can eat them for dinner.”

This little boy’s story is not unlike thousands of other Northland children who don’t know when or where they will receive their next meal. Thankfully, he was enrolled in our BackPack Program and now receives weekend food in addition to weekday meals he receives from his school.

As one teacher says, “Every family has a different story. If this food offers some relief then what a blessing we can offer it.”