St. Mary's Snack Sak Program Name: Snack Sakse Program Summary: A backpack containing 7 lbs. of nutritional snack food is given to children on Fridays, who have been determined to be at risk for not having enough food on the weekends, and the backpack is returned the following Monday. Starts in October and ends the first week in June. Taget Population: Low ncome, Free and Reduced Meals, or families in/ crisis or facing hunger challenges. Student participation is confidential. Promising Practice/Model Program/Evidence-Based Practice Employed: Research supports the fact hungry children are not ready to learn. Therefore, providing needed nutrition over the weekend and during holidays supports students in returning to school ready to learn. How the Program serves the SB 882 population: This program is vital to children who are experencng hunger insecurit. Havin hs food ovr the weekends and holidays relieves the stress of being hungry during these times. it also decreases inapropriate beaviors brught on by aniating hunger ovr te weekends and holiays. Governor's Strategc Goals: ChildhoodHunger FY 15 Fundng: $10,000 For more information and to learn how you can support this program, please contact:Jennifer Hollingsworth, UWSM Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-863-5577.