First Coast Chapter

The First Coast Chapter provides weekend nutrition to over 5,500 children through 46 School Partners in three counties: Clay, Duval and St. Johns. To maximize impact and fiscal efficiency, we partner directly with local schools to identify the students they know firsthand to be undernourished and food insecure. Blessings also partners directly with each county school administration, establishing a data-driven approach to our strategic nutrition plan, based on identified student needs. Working together, we create a full week of healthy meals for our most vulnerable students. This year we provided 200,000 Hunger Free Weekends. Next year our Goal is 220,000.

Who will feed the kids this weekend?

Together, we will!

Jim and Tabitha Furyk are long-time supporters of the First Coast Chapter. See how their involvement through the years has helped to fight hunger throughout the First Coast.

Meet Our Board

Wyatt

Wyatt Haynes
Board Chair
United Parcel Service

Christine Reitz

Christine Reitz
Finance Chair
Regions Bank

Myrna Brannon

Myrna Brannon
Member at Large
Berkshire Hathaway Home Service Florida

Sean Stenson

Sean Stenson
Business Development Chair
Route4Me

Alex Williams
Events Chair
CAA Sports

Brent Smith

Brent Smith
Member
Vice President, Aces Path Financial Group

Rohan Bhargava​

Rohan Bhargava​
​Content Chair
University of Florida

Martin Buckley
​Member
Owner/CEO, Palm Beach Autographs

Brandon Mack

Brandon L. Mack, M.P.A.
​Member
Duval County Public Schools

Jeff Hewitt

Jeff Hewitt
​Member
Fitness Consultant

Tom Ponder

Thomas Ponder
​Member
CEO, Kingmade Jerky, Inc.

Mark Slater

Mark Slater​
​Member
Owner, JOMO Pool Services

Steve Topp

Steve Topp
Member
Retired, JP Morgan

Jamaal Williams
Member
Florida Blue/Guidewell

Susan Evans

Susan Evans   
Managing Director
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