Are you interested in serving children in need and making an impact in the community? Join other local volunteers in organizing a fundraiser for Blessings in a Backpack.
As little as $100 feeds an elementary school child in the Blessings in a Backpack program for an entire school year. The number of children we are able to feed is limited only by the financial support we are able to secure.

Whether you are a Rotary Club, cheerleading or swim team, local community club or church group, collecting funds or nutritious food at your next event is easy and extremely valuable to the children in our program. ​

At Blessings in a Backpack, we ensure that kids on Florida's First Coast have full bellies over the weekend by sending them home on Fridays with backpacks full of satisfying and nutritional food. Because when kids have enough food, they do better in school. There are many ways for you to get involved at our current program sites. 


Atlantic Beach Elementary
Alice B. Landrum Middle School
Chets Creek Elementary 
Crookshank Elementary 
Hogan-Spring Glen Elementary
Hyde Grove Early Learning Center
John Love Elementary School
Julington Creek Elementary
Liberty Pines Academy
Long Branch Elementary
Love Grove Elementary
Mayport Elementary
​Mill Creek Elementary
​Murray Middle School
Ocean Palms Elementary
Osceola Elementary
Palencia Elementary
Picolata Crossing Elementary
Ponte Vedra Palm Valley- Rawlings Elementary 
Reynolds Lane Elementary
Seabreeze Elementary 
St. Johns Technical High 
St. Johns County Transition School 
St. Johns Technical High School 
Valley Ridge Academy
W. Douglas Hartley Elementary 
Wards Creek Elementary
The Webster School
​West Riverside Elementary
Woodland Acres Elementary

Employee Engagement Packing Events

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Join Blessings in a Backpack to feed the kids this weekend!

Blessings in a Backpack provides corporate partners powerful and compelling opportunities to support the health and well-being of the children in our community facing food insecurity. Through a variety of engaging programs, Blessings in a Backpack partners can contribute time, talent and treasure to feeding the future of Florida's First Coast while meeting your own business goals.

Blessings in a Backpack partnership opportunities include:

» Financial donation for a specific area of Blessings in a Backpack’s work,

such as volunteer support to feed children throughout Florida’s First Coast schools.


» School sponsorship  to support specific communities or schools. This can be paired with employee volunteerism to pack bags of food as frequently as desired during the school year.

» Sponsorship of events that support hunger-free weekends.

» Employee packing events that Blessings in a Backpack coordinates either in a conference room/office facility, offsite conference venue or at a partner school.

» Volunteer leadership positions on the Blessings in a Backpack Board of Directors or board committees.

Volunteer at a Program Site


​​Fundraising

» Events can take place anywhere – an office, conference venue, or other facilities.

» Packing events provide a fun, hands-on opportunity for employees to provide hunger-free weekends for kids facing food insecurity across NE Florida.

If you would like to learn more about Blessings in a Backpack and how we can work together to ensure more hunger-free weekends for children living with food insecurity, please contact us:   infofirstcoastchapter@blessingsinabackpack.org

Click here to watch a packing event and see all the fun first hand!