Buddy Pack program packs nutrient punch

November 26th, 2010 | by Andrew Ó Baoill |

The Buddy Pack program in Missouri provides food from a food bank direct to school-age children. Children pick up food at the end of the school week – packaged in backpacks chosen to blend in with those of other children, in order that children participating not stand out and look different. It’s wonderful that this was a consideration in designing the program, but again I’ve got to wonder (knowing the answer) why this program is necessary in a country that is one of the richest in the world, and where politicians talk (without intended irony) of American exceptionalism.

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