Every day, millions of school children across the United States grab a lunch tray and get in line.
Every day, millions of school children across the United States grab a lunch tray and get in line. Few, if any, know the history behind the line or that they have the power to change what gets placed on the tray. The new documentary, Lunch Line, uses the current vampire craze to educate viewers about the National School Lunch Program’s past and empower them to be part of solutions that can help build a better lunch. Phil is joined by one of the documentary’s filmmakers, Michael Graziano, with the details.
Blessings in a Backpack is a unique program designed to feed elementary school children, whose families qualify for the federal free and reduced meal program, and have little or no food on the weekends. Launched in July 2005, with two schools in its pilot program, today, Blessings in a Backpack serves 25,300+ elementary school children spread throughout 21 states in 169 schools, and two countries. The program’s founder, Stan Curtis, tells Phil how it works.