Feed the Children distributed its 1 millionth H.E.L.P. (Homeless Education and Literacy Program) backpack with community-partner support. H.E.L.P. promotes school attendance and completion across the nation.
Samuel, the recipient of the 1 millionth backpack, attended an event with his mother to receive food and essentials not knowing he’d be the 1 millionth nationwide recipient.
“We want to make it easy for kids to stay in school,” Feed the Children Director of Education Partnerships Erin Carlstrom said. “For some homeless or at-risk children, these backpacks are the first thing they’re given that’s theirs.”