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Food4Kids Weekend Backpack Program
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, afterschool snacks, food stamps, and other programs that target hunger there are a signigicant 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.
Drop off locations of business partners accepting food for Food4Kids are listed on the website. For large volumes of food donations like from a food drive, contact Food4Kids directly to schedule a time for pickup or drop off
firstname.lastname@example.org to request to be added to the volunteer email list to receive notices of volunteer needs. A signup genius link is located on the website for specific teams or specific volunteer needs