Photo of kids doing cartwheels on the lawn 2020 Kids T-Shirt Design Contest Calling all artists 12 and under! We invite YOU to design Blessings in a Backpack’s next t-shirt. For every entry submitted, Spartan Kids Foundation will donate $20 to Blessings in a Backpack. Download and print an entry form Photo of smiling kids For millions of American Children, School = Food COVID-19 school closures have taught us that school is more than reading, writing, and arithmetic. It's a place where kids feel safe and secure and have access to meals during the week. Help ensure kids have food on the weekends too 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 volunteers distributing food to the kids Our Impact During 19/20 School Year With the help of amazing partners, we were able to feed more children than ever before AND help kids while schools are closed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read our Impact Report Photo of Matt Wallace PGA TOUR's Matt Wallace Donates to Feed Kids When THE PLAYERS Championship ended early, Matt Wallace wanted to do his part to support a local charity that would benefit from the event. Learn More About the Donation in the First Coast Chapter 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 the kids this weekend!

Our impact during the 2018/19 school year

135940
Hunger-free weekends
3884
Kids
30
Schools
150
Volunteers

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

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