Blessings in a Backpack

Jacksonville Chapter

Board Of Directors


Heather Schieferle-Preysz, Executive Director

Sara Moores, Vice Director

Linda Bass
Scott Kimbleton
Robin Braddock
Kelly Martin
Tom Braddock
Kristin Morgan
Barbara Cosby
Bill Myers
Andra Denman
Judy Myers
Nanci Faulkner
Christine Reitz
Tabitha Furyk
Charlene Shirk
Lauren Harrell
Lauren Skipper
Jill Johnson
Beth Spreitzer
Rachel Katz
Michelle Tesori
Nikki Kimbleton
Katharine Wiles


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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