Jim & Tabitha Furyk’s ‘Hope for the Holidays’ packing event feeds 5,000 First Coast children

Jim & Tabitha Furyk’s ‘Hope for the Holidays’ packing event feeds 5,000 First Coast children

Story via jimandtabithafurykfoundation.com.

Thank you to everyone who supported and volunteered for our 10th annual Hope for the Holidays!

It was amazing to have more than 500 volunteers show up to pack over 5,000 bags for at-risk families. A special thank you to CAA, TMM, Target, Power Tee & TOPGOLF for helping with set up & confirming counts on all of our items on Thursday morning. Each bag was packed with more than 14 items, including cereal, stuffing, green beans, corn, ramen, pasta, tomato sauce, Vienna sausage, Slim Jims, hot chocolate, cookies, candy canes and more!

5,000+ holiday bags and 70,000+ food items were distributed to:

  • 3,805 Blessings in a Backpack children
  • 27 Title 1 schools in Duval & St. Johns Country
  • 400 Guardian Catholic School families
  • 400 USO families
  • 100 MalVai Washington Youth Foundation children
  • 50 Daniel Kids families
  • 50 Community PedsCare families
  • 30 Foster Closet children
  • Mission House
  • Jewish Family & Community Services
  • Beaches Chapel School
  • BEAM
  • Carver Center

Since 2011, the Jim & Tabitha Furyk Foundation has provided funding and products to pack over 10,000 holiday meals packed by family volunteers during this annual event and delivered to food-insecure families throughout St. Johns and Duval Counties. The children and families that are selected to receive these bags are recognized through the county as food-insecure and are part of the following programs: Blessings in a Backpack, the Malivai Washington Youth Foundation, Daniel Kids, and more. Click here to learn more about the Jim & Tabitha Furyk Foundation.