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Backpack Heroes: Kids getting sidetracked by hunger

Backpack Heroes: Kids getting sidetracked by hunger (WRGB)

LATHAM, NY (WRGB)--Missing meals and feeling hungry can have a profound effect on a child's ability to focus in school and do his or her best work.

CBS6 is partnering with Fidelis Care and the Regional Food Bank to make sure that youngsters at risk of going hungry on the weekends will go home each Friday with a backpack filled with food.

This past week, Liz Bishop visited a local classroom where the teacher said he Backpack Heroes program is life changing, and responsible for her students' success in a pivotal grade where doing well creates a foundation for all the grades yet to come.

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