Photo of Kamala Harris VP Harris Highlights the Work of Blessings In an interview with USA Today, Vice President Kamala Harris highlights Blessings First Coast partner Duval County School District and our work at Blessings in a Backpack. Watch the Interview First Coast Mother's Day Gift Opportunity Mother's Day Gift Opportunity During May, donate $25 or more in honor of an important woman in your life, and we will gift her an ALEX AND ANI bangle. Get started First Coast Advisory Board 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 Nease High School Volunteers and Reduce The "My Fresh Companion" program will plant, grow, and bring fresh fruit and healthy snacks 144 to First Coast kids each week! Learn more! Nease High School's Pilot Program Designed to Enhance, Introduce, Photo of smiling kids 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? Photo of boy holding up his bag of food 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? Donate Now Photo of people holding back packs Local Give Back Opportunities Consider the following ways to get involved with First Coast Blessings in a Backpack. Get Involved
We're feeding First Coast kids this weekend!

Our impact during the 2018/19 school year

Hunger-free weekends

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.

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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