Feeding The Future of America, One School At A Time

First Coast

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© First Coast Blessings in a Backpack 2018

For $100, you can feed a child for the entire school year!


  • Blessings in a Backpack provides food for school children across America who may otherwise have little or no food to eat on the weekends. 


  • Better test scores, improved reading skills, positive behavior, improved health and increased attendance have all been attributed to the program.

Facts about the First Coast

  •  In Duval County, over 50% of children in public schools are on the free and reduced lunch program. 
  • Over 7,000 St. John County public school children qualify for the school free and reduced lunch program. 
  • First Coast Blessings in a Backpack currently serves over 2,500 kids in schools across St. Johns and Duval County.
  • Grocery partners include: Publix, Walmart, Sam's Club, Winn-Dixie and Costco