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.
Follow us on social media and subscribe to our quarterly e-newsletter.
How does Blessings in a Backpack work?
Here’s how Rutgers provided food and inspirational messages to Jacksonville children for Gator Bowl
Teams playing in the Gator Bowl volunteered with the Blessings in a Backpack First Coast Chapter. The Rutgers and Wake Forest football teams packed 1,000 bags full of food and wrote inspirational note cards for kids living in Jacksonville.
Jim & Tabitha Furyk’s ‘Hope for the Holidays’ packing event feeds 5,000 First Coast children
At the 10th annual Hope for the Holidays event, volunteers packed 5,000+ holiday bags filled with food. The bags were donated to nonprofit organizations serving the First Coast community, including Blessings in a Backpack.