Feeding The Future of America, One Child 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!

Mission

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

Vision

  • 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 8,000 St. John County public school children qualify for the school free and reduced lunch program. 
  • First Coast Blessings in a Backpack currently serves over 3,400 kids in schools across St. Johns and Duval County.
  • Grocery partners include: Champion Foods, Sysco, Publix, Walmart, Sam's Club, Winn-Dixie, Trader Joes, Whole Foods Market, Lucky's Market and Costco.