United Way of Porter County is at the forefront of supporting human services that are needed most.

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residents assisted 

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programs supported

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4,000+

volunteers

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donors

BACKPACKS UNITED

Feeding hungry students on the weekends

Ever-increasing numbers of children and families are suffering from hunger. While schools are working hard to provide children free breakfasts and lunches during the school week, it isn't always enough.

Children are still going hungry on the weekends. Children who go to school hungry are unable to concentrate and miss out on valuable learning experiences, gradually falling academically behind. In the Valparaiso school district alone, nearly twice as many children are now affected and need your help.

Backpacks United helps make sure students don't go hungry on the weekend. Through your donation, students are provided with enough food for weekend meals—so they can go to school ready to learn on Mondays. Over time, their health, behavior, school attendance, and test scores improve. We can all help ensure kids in our community have access to the food they need to grow and succeed in school—and in life.

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