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.
Food4Kids Backpack Program of North Florida, Inc. is a registered non-profit organization with the State of Florida and is 100% volunteer run. Food4Kids Backpack Program provides food for these children over the weekends and during extended breaks from school when other resources are not available. Children who are referred into the program receive rolling backpacks filled with food (7 meals per child) every Friday. On Monday, the backpacks are returned to be refilled and redistributed at the end of the week.