For a lot of kids, food is their most
Because when kids have enough food, they do better in school. This back-to-school season,
donate to help us feed the kids on the weekends. $120 will feed a child for one school year.
important school supply
Welcome New Advisory Board Members
The board is working to bring awareness to child hunger and increase access to weekend meals for
food-insecure children throughout the First Coast.
Meet Our Board
The "My Fresh Companion" program will plant, grow, and bring fresh fruit and healthy snacks
144 to First Coast kids each week!
Nease High School's Pilot Program
Designed to Enhance, Introduce,
Who Will Feed Kids in the First Coast
At Blessings in a Backpack we often ask, "Who will feed the kids this weekend?" But the COVID-19 emergency has caused us
to expand our programs from feeding kids on the weekends, to now serving kids while schools are closed.
Our Response to COVID-19
When Schools Are Closed?
Who will feed the kids this weekend?
90,000 kids in Northeast Florida eat food at school during the week
but struggle with access to food on the weekends. How can you help?
Local Give Back Opportunities
Consider the following ways to get involved with
First Coast Blessings in a Backpack.
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How does Blessings in a Backpack work?
First Coast Blessings Receives Grant from Delores Barr Weaver Legacy Fund
The mission of First Coast Blessings in a Backpack is made achievable through the countless donations and gifts our organization receives each day. In August, we were honored to be named the recipient of a $20,000 gift from the Delores Barr Weaver Legacy Fund at The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida. This donation allowed us […]
Every day of Blessings in a Backpack Week, September 13–17, we will provide a word for our Photo-a-Day Challenge—use the prompts and post a picture. Plus, more ways to get involved and share our mission during the week!
Local Student Uses Bar Mitzvah to Support First Coast Blessings
Marsh Langsam, a student at Bartram Trail High School, decided to use a very eventful moment in his life helping other kids who aren’t as fortunate. During his August 2021 Bar Mitzvah, Marsh hosted a fundraiser for First Coast Blessings which resulted in 170 school supply pouches for local students and $650 towards Hunger Free […]