More than half a million children in Georgia live in food-insecure households where they do not have daily access to healthy food. Lack of nutritious food can have life-long effects on their health. Children who are food insecure are more likely to have:



·Developmental risk
·Low birth weight

·More frequent colds & stomach aches 

·Tooth decay   

With your help, Snack in a Backpack can provide healthy, nutritious food for children during school weekends and vacation breaks year-round and impacts their health long-term.  

For more information:

The Impact of Poverty, Food Insecurity and Poor Nutrition on Health and Well-Being

Health Implications of Food Insecurity