We believe that no child should have to face the weekend — 65 hours — not knowing when he or she will eat next. We rely on private donors like you to help eliminate hunger in Southwest Florida.

As a Blessings in a Backpack donor, you help make hunger-free weekends a reality for children facing food insecurity. A $130 donation will feed a child for one full school year! Donations of all sizes can be made online or via mail to P.O. Box 61402 Fort Myers, FL 33906. All contributions are tax-deductible.

Help Feed Kids in SWFL on the Weekends


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Frequently Asked Questions

A: Yes! We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, meaning that donations are 100% tax-deductible (less the value of goods and services received, if applicable). Our Tax ID # is 26-1964620.

A: Email Sydney DeLong and tell her you want to change your monthly donation. If you need to update your credit card information, please call Sydney at (312) 366-2749. Do not send credit card information over email. You can also click here to create a new recurring monthly donation and we will cancel your old one.

A: Fill out the standard online donation form. Under the “Gift Preferences” section, there is space to include the honoree of your gift. If you’d like someone to receive notice of your donation, include the contact person’s name and contact information. For example, “In memory of Buddy Backpack. Please send notice to the Backpack Family at 4121 Somewhere Rd., Fort Myers, FL 33906.”

Or, if donating by mail, please include the honoree information with your check.

A: All in, it costs $130 to feed a child in SWFL on the weekends for an entire school year.

A: Blessings in a Backpack works hard at being a good steward of our donors’ gifts. As of 6/30/2019 (the last date of audited financials), we spend 83 percent of our budget on direct program-related expenses.

Our dedication to feeding kids with the majority of every dollar we receive has earned us a 4 star rating from Charity Navigator (highest rating possible) and a platinum rating from Guidestar.