We're feeding First Coast kids this weekend!

Our impact during the 2021/22 school year

Hunger-free weekends
Program locations
Volunteer Hours

Why Get Involved?

How To Help?

For $125, 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

Beaches Community Fund Delivers $260K to Nonprofits

The Beaches Community Fund, an initiative of The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida, recently made more than $260,000 in grants to 14 Beaches-serving nonprofits. These latest grants bring the fund’s Beaches-area investments to more than $1.8 million since the fund was established in 2015.

Volunteer VIP’s – Linda Bass

As a volunteer driven child hunger prevention network, First Coast Blessings in a Backpack would like to give thanks for the life we live, for the love we have and for the nourishment that is provided by our Blessings Volunteers. We are acutely aware that our volunteers are the beating heart of our Mission, they come to us from all over the region, helping provide 5,550 food insecure children with weekend nutrition so that each child may arrive to school on Monday nourished and ready to learn.

Going Back to School and Feeding Kids Despite Rising Food Costs

This school year, we aim to provide 3.5 million hunger-free weekends for kids struggling with food insecurity. Learn more about our plans for this year, including how we will feed kids despite rising food costs.

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