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Food4Kids Weekend Backpack Program
Every couple of months, volunteers are needed to help sort and put away the food donations collected from food drives. Children as young as 5 are welcome to come volunteer. Kids can help by pushing the carts of food and putting canned food away in the proper areas. Ability to read is not necessary - kids can match the pictures on the cans to the pictures on the walls for the various types of foods. If you are interested in being notified of these types of volunteering opportunities, send an email to the address below to be added to the volunteer contact list.
Food4Kids Backpack Program of North Florida, Inc. targets children who are "chronically hungry" and are at risk of not receiving food over the weekend. 1 out of 4 of North Florida's children are affected by poverty and live in food unstable homes. Despite the resources of Free and Reduced lunch/breakfast, after school snacks, food stamps, and other programs that target hunger there are a significant number of food unstable homes in the county.
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