BENEFITING: BLESSINGS IN A BACKPACK INC
Blessings in a Backpack partners with America to ensure impoverished elementary school children are fed on the weekends throughout the school year. Over 52% of children in Duval County public schools are on the free and reduced meal program and the numbers are increasing. Over 60,000 children in 546 schools and in 43 states are currently being fed by Blessings in a Backpack. We are currently feeding 2,000 kids per week at 7 area schools in Jacksonville, Florida. In conjunction with Publix, our local grocery partner, it costs only $80 to feed a child for the entire 38 week school year.