Family Volunteer Opportunities

Food 4 Kids

The Food4Kids Backpack Program of North Florida fills backpacks with nonperishable food and distributes them to students in need, from kindergarten through high school. The kids bring these backpacks home on Friday and return them on Monday so they can be refilled for the following weekend. They also receive larger boxes of food for extended holidays and summer breaks.

Ways you can help:

-Join the Food4Kids Team of volunteers by signing up at
-Donate a non-perishable food items at Fun 4 Gator Kids Touch a Truck event on September 14th
-Ask your neighbors, friends, and school to do a food drive to help support Food4Kids. Non-perishable food items can be donated and dropped off at the drop off sites listed on website.
-Organize a group to help clean and organize the Food4Kids warehouse by emailing

For more ideas of how to give back, volunteer, and pay it forward with your kids, check out A Very Good Deed at or or 352-587-2043. A Very Good Deed's mission is to initiate a movement of consistent, age appropriate, and engaging volunteer opportunities for busy parents that desire for their families to have hands on involvement and awareness of local, national and global social issues. Participating in AVGD initiatives will plant seeds of kindness that will cultivate the hearts of children to be better siblings, friends, and citizens today, tomorrow and beyond.

Community Partners

Contact us at to learn how you can become a community partner.