Go All-in for the Kids!
Hunger doesn’t take weekends off.
The 2014 Derby Poker event will benefit Blessings in a Backpack, a program dedicated to feeding underprivileged children on the weekends throughout the school year.The nationwide organization currently provides food to almost 51,000 children at 360 U.S. public schools in 36 states who qualify for the free or reduced meal program and who may not have enough food on the weekends. Following a donation, a school is chosen and a local grocer partners with the program to provide food for the backpacks. Every Friday, students receive their backpacks with staples that require little to no preparation and they return their backpacks on Monday ready to learn.
Today, 12.4 million American children – one in six – are food insecure and one in five kids under the age of five have unmet nutritional needs. Without proper nutrition, it makes it difficult for the kids to learn, pay attention and behave properly. The intention of Blessings in a Backpack is to make a difference in their lives by providing the support they need.
It costs $80 to feed one child for an entire school year under the program. With your support of the Derby Poker Championship and Party, we feel we can make significant strides in helping out even more kids.
Blessings in a Backpack
4121 Shelbyville Road
Louisville, Kentucky 40207