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Feeding Chronically Hungry Schoolchildren

Thanks to a partnership with Feeding America, thousands of children from hungry families across the U.S. and Puerto Rico leave school each Friday toting backpacks filled with nutritious foods and juices for weekend family meals.

Feeding Chronically Hungry Schoolchildren

Abbott and the Abbott Fund contribute hundreds of thousands of dollars in grants and donations of ZonePerfect nutrition bars annually. The Abbott Fund program feeds more than 145,200 children each school year.

Feeding Chronically Hungry Schoolchildren

We support the program at Abbott plant-site communities in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. In addition, we partnered with The Global FoodBanking Network to launch the first-ever international BackPack Program in Mexico in 2010.

Feeding Chronically Hungry Schoolchildren

Abbott employees volunteer to fill and distribute many of the backpacks every week.

Feeding Chronically Hungry Schoolchildren

The backpacks contain enough food for the weekend for a family of four.

Feeding Chronically Hungry Schoolchildren

The contents, nutritious and tasty, too, are always a pleasant surprise for the children and their families. This little boy can’t resist shaking his backpack and trying to guess what’s inside!

Feeding Chronically Hungry Schoolchildren

Abbott volunteers are committed to helping build healthier communities and to make a lasting difference in people’s lives.

Feeding Chronically Hungry Schoolchildren

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   at AWS.Web.UI.WebControls.ImageDisplay.get_ImageUrl() Every Friday, thousands of otherwise hungry American children leave school toting backpacks filled with nutritious foods and juices for themselves, their brothers and their sisters. Backpacks are distributed discreetly before weekends and school vacations. Feeding America, the nation’s largest network of food banks, manages the BackPack Program serving hundreds of thousands of children annually. The Abbott Fund is a major supporter, helping to feed 4,000 families by sponsoring BackPack programs near Abbott sites in Alameda, Santa Ana and Santa Clara, California; Columbus, Ohio; Dallas, Texas; Altavista, Virginia; Kenosha, Wisconsin; North Chicago and Chicago, Illinois; and Puerto Rico. The Abbott Fund is also sponsoring programs outside the U.S. through The Global FoodBanking Network. In 2010, the first international BackPack program was launched in in Mexico City, Mexico.



The Abbott Fund has contributed more than $350,000 in grants, and Abbott's $150,000 in product donations include ZonePerfect nutrition bars. Abbott employees volunteer their time to help fill and distribute the backpacks each week.
Results Source: Feeding America

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12/31/2013

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