The Blue Bag Program is Up 2 Us Foundation's 1st initiative dedicated to serving children in food insecure households in Montgomery County, Maryland.
Every week one student from each household receives a weekend food bag. The bag contains a variety of foods such as whole grains, low sodium canned vegetables, one protein and healthy snack items that can be shared by the whole family.
About 71% of the earth's surface is covered in blue water. Blue symbolizes loyalty, strength, and trust. Blue seeks peace and security. The color blue is said to be calming and have a positive impact on the mind and body. The Blue Bag Program seeks to provide peace of mind and security to the families we serve.
Up 2 Us Foundation has partnered with Capital Area Food Bank to help provide food and services to families that need help. It is also working with head start programs in Montgomery County to address food insecurity. During the summer of 2019, Up 2 Us collaborated with MCPS and Manna Food Center to provide weekly food bags to students in the Harmony Hills summer program.