We're feeding First Coast kids this weekend!

Our impact during the 2020/21 school year

Hunger-free weekends
Program locations
Volunteer Hours

Why Get Involved?

How To Help?

For $130 you can help us feed a child every weekend of the school year.
Organize a Facebook fundraiser to feed the kids in your community.
Volunteer your time or talent to support a local Blessings program.
Follow us on social media and subscribe to our quarterly e-newsletter.

How does Blessings in a Backpack work?

Local Stories

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.

KFC puts the #ChickenSandwichWars on hold to fight a greater enemy: childhood hunger

For every chicken sandwich sold on Giving Tuesday, KFC will donate $1 to Blessings in a Backpack, with a minimum donation of $250,000 and a maximum donation of $300,000.

Our Partners

We would like to give many thanks to our Partners listed below, without which this program would not be possible.

  • Jim & Tabitha Furyk Foundation
  • Florida Blue Foundation
  • The Charitable Foundation of JAX Refrigeration
  • UPS Foundation
  • TaxSlayer
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Lucky's Market