Our Mission

  • Blessings in a Backpack partners with America to ensure impoverished elementary school children are fed on the weekends throughout the school year
  • Blessings in a Backpack is a results oriented program designed to feed elementary school children who qualify for the free and reduced meal program and may not have any or enough food during their weekends
  • Every Friday, students receive a backpack filled with food to bring home
  • They return with their empty backpacks on Monday fed and ready to learn. The process is then repeated every Friday throughout the school year

 

Program Goals

  • Feeding local school children on the weekends so they have a better chance of educational success
  • Generating public awareness on the issue of child hunger in the United States
  • Working to expand the program across the nation and beyond
  

Facts about Duval County

  • Over 52% of children in Duval County public schools are on the free and reduced meal program and the numbers are increasing
  • Over 60,000 children in 546 schools and in 43 states are currently being fed by Blessings in a Backpack
  • We are currently feeding 2,000 kids per week at 7 area schools
  • In conjunction with Publix, our local grocery partner, it costs only $80 to feed a child for the entire 38 week school year
 

Purchase a Blessings in a Backpack Survival Strap

25% of the purchase price will go directly back to our cause to help feed hungry children!

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$80 Feeds A Child For The Entire School Year

All donations are tax deductible since we are a 501(c)3 organization.

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How Can I Make A Difference?

From volunteering to adopting a school, we are looking for help to expand the Jacksonville program to meet the needs of the community.

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