Collaborating with our schools and community partners is paramount for the success of our Nourish the Need Food Backpack program. According to Feeding America, in our service area 1 of 4 children are food insecure; nationwide 13 million children face hunger. The need is great. One option that our partners utilize to enhance our program is hosting annual food drives. Seven (7) of our partners hosted food drives during the first semester of the 2017 – 2018 school year.