Many children in Alabama rely heavily on free and reduced breakfasts and lunches five days a week. However, the weekend creates a nutritional gap, leaving many children hungry when they return to school on Monday. Secret Meals fills the gap these children experience by discreetly slipping into their backpacks on Fridays with vitamin-fortified and nutritional meals. Alabama Credit Union created the Secret Meals For Hungry Children program in 2008 with one goal in mind – decreasing the number of children in Alabama and Florida facing hunger over the weekend. To allow as many children to receive food packs as possible, Alabama Credit Union provides all promotional and operational funding for the Secret Meals program, meaning 100 percent of every penny donated goes toward purchasing food packs.