Backpacks are Relieving Hunger in Mississippi

Most of us can’t fathom hearing the last school bell ring on Friday afternoon, and think to ourself, “I may not get another hot meal again until Monday, when I return to school.”

For many of the 300K+, young boys and girls who rely on free or reduced lunches in Mississippi, it’s a weekly struggle. 

But there is some good effort going into bridging this hunger gap with the Mississippi Food Network and it’s backpack program. 

Catherine Montgomery, registered dietitian and children’s program coordinator at the MFN, stopped by the studio to talk childhood hunger. 

Listen to her here:

Or watch what goes into a backpack here:

Are you curious as to just what exactly goes into the backpacks provided by the MS Food Network Backpack Program? Well you're in luck! Catherine Montgomery is here to give you a quick look at some of the shelf-stable food that goes home with hungry kids each weekend! #GoodThingsMS

Posted by SuperTalk Mississippi on Thursday, August 31, 2017