'Blessings in a Backpack' addresses childhood hunger

TUCSON, Ariz (KGUN9-TV) - Mayors across the country are working with local volunteers to pack bags full of food for hungry students to take home for the weekend.

It's all a part of a national movement to end childhood hunger.

Thursday morning, Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild joined volunteers to stuff backpacks full of food for local schoolchildren as part of “Blessings in a Backpack Day" at New Spirit Lutheran Church.

Blessings in a Backpack is a national organization that, through an all-volunteer network, mobilizes communities, individuals, and resources to provide food on the weekends for elementary school children across America who might otherwise go hungry. Volunteers across the country are responsible for the packing and delivery of food to students every weekend throughout the school year.

This is the 5th year of National Blessing's in a Backpack day.

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