NEW YORK -- At P.S. 15, Roberto Clemente Elementary School, students gave a warm welcome to film and television star, Hilary Duff. She was there to pack the children's backpacks with non-perishables, as part of the non-profit organization "Blessings in a Backpack."

The organization, founded by Stan Curtis, is designed to meet the nutritional needs of children and families over the weekends. Blessings in a Backpack volunteers arrive at participating schools on Friday afternoons to fill the backpacks with food for the weekend.

Blessings in a Backpack has been operating for three years thanks to the efforts of concerned citizens and partnering corporations.