Photo of kids holding their bags of food Who Will Feed the Kids This Weekend? 60,000 children living in Lee and Collier Counties eat meals at school during the week but struggle with access to food on the weekends. How can you help? Donate Now Photo of volunteers bagging food Local Give Back Opportunities Consider the following ways to get involved with the SWFL Chapter of Blessings in a Backpack. Get Involved Photo of smiling kids Who Will Feed Kids in SWFL At Blessings in a Backpack we often ask, "Who will feed the kids this weekend?" But the COVID-19 emergency has caused us to expand our programs from feeding kids on the weekends to now serving kids Our response to COVID-19 When Schools Are Closed? while schools are closed. Photo of kids filling their bags with food Our Impact During 19/20 School Year With the help of amazing partners, we were able to feed more children than ever before AND help kids while schools are closed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read our Impact Report
We're feeding the kids in SWFL this weekend!

Our impact during the 2019/20 school year

Hunger-free weekends
Schools / Program sites

Why Get Involved?

How To Help?

For $115 you can help us feed a child every weekend of the school year.
Organize a Facebook fundraiser to feed the kids in your community.
Volunteer your time or talent to support the SWFL Blessings program by emailing
Follow us on social media and subscribe to our quarterly e-newsletter.

How does Blessings in a Backpack work?

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Our Partners

We would like to give many thanks to our Partners listed below, without which this program would not be possible.

  • Bobby Nichols Fiddlesticks Charity Foundation
  • Champions 4 Children
  • First Florida Integrity Bank
  • Verandah Club
  • Sanibel Captiva Community Bank
  • Conric PR & Marketing
  • The League Club
  • Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation
  • West Bay Community Charitable Foundation, Inc.