It can be easy to shy away from large efforts to change and impact the world, because you are only one person right? At Cornelius & Co., we believe in changing the world for one person—in changing one person’s world. We use style to empower ordinary people to make a difference in the life of one hungry child at a time through our partnership with the Backpack Program.

Launched in 2006, the BackPack Program—an initiative of Food Bank for the Heartland—provides food packs to hungry children in need across Nebraska and western Iowa. Staff members at participating schools identify hungry students and every Friday afternoon each child is sent home with nutritious food for the weekend.  Each pack consists of two breakfast meals and two lunch or dinner meals. Statistics show that one in five kids under the age of 18 in Nebraska and western Iowa are at-risk for hunger.

Through your purchase, Cornelius & Co. provides help to hungry children in our own backyard, across our home state of Nebraska. For every shirt purchased, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Backpack Program, because it is a program we believe in. Fifty-nine percent of the children who received food packs during the 2012-2013 school year lived in rural areas of Nebraska and western Iowa, and 41 percent lived in the Omaha Metropolitan Area. For more information on the BackPack Program and participating schools, visit the link here.

Make a purchase today and change the world for one person! Whether you purchase online through our shop or through one of our partner boutiques, you will be making a difference.