St. Mary's Snack Sak Program Name: Snack SaksProgram 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. The backpack is returned the following Monday. Starts in October and ends the first week in June.Taget Population: Low income, 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 in secret. Having food over the weekends and holidays relieves the stress of being hungry during these times. It also decreases Inappropriate behaviors brought on by anticipating hunger over the weekends and holidays.Governor's Strategc Goals: ChildhoodHungerFY 17 Fundng: $18,000For more information and to learn how you can support this program, please contact: Susan D. Lloyd, UWSM Executive Director at sdlloyd.UWSM@gmail.com or 301-863-5577.