ARIZONA: Tucsonan Nina Straw who’s a proponent of the ‘Blessings in a Backpack’ program which feeds schoolkids on weekends, was inspired to make a difference after watching “The Dr. Oz Show” on television. “I discovered that millions of American children go hungry,” she says. “I learned about a unique program designed to feed elementary school children”
Every Friday, needy students will receive backpacks filled with foods that require little to no preparation, such as granola bars, peanut butter and tuna. The children will return with their backpacks on Monday ready to learn, Straw says.