We're feeding First Coast kids this weekend!

Our impact during the 2022/23 school year

Hunger-free weekends
Program locations
Volunteer Hours

Why Get Involved?

How To Help?

For $150, 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

UF college students help Clay County school

Thank you to a group of college students involved with the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) at the University of Florida for helping secure a donation to purchase additional prepacks of food for students in the Blessings program at Swimming Pen Elementary School. This effort was led by Jasmine Crockett. Her mom, Charmaine Crockett [...]

8th Annual Souper Bowl raised over $42,000 for children of First Coast

The 8th Annual Souper Bowl raised over $42,000 to feed hungry kids in our community. Held at beautiful Bowing Oaks in Jacksonville, Florida, the event featured soup tasting, live music, a silent auction, and more, with plans already underway for the 2025 Souper Bowl!

Swinging into Action: Nemours Children’s Health and The Furyk Foundation Drive Childhood Food Security at THE PLAYERS Championship

Nemours Children’s Health and the Jim & Tabitha Furyk Foundation, along with Blessings in a Backpack, came together for a second year to address childhood food insecurity during THE PLAYERS Championship Week, highlighting the vital partnership and impact in addressing hunger in Northeast Florida.

Our Partners

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

  • Florida Blue Foundation
  • UPS Foundation
  • TaxSlayer
  • Lucky's Market