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Hundreds of students went home with a smile on their face, a trendy backpack and a memory they won’t forget. Blessings in a Backpack Southwest Florida and Vera Bradley surprised Tice Elementary School students on Monday. Aug. 27 with a carnival featuring games, bounce houses, popcorn and more. Emmy-nominated “Dancing with the Stars” choreographer Witney Carson attended the event and helped distribute more than 600 Vera Bradley backpacks. The national luggage and handbag design company

Happy New Year” to all the supporters, donors and teachers who support Blessings in a Backpack of SWFL! It’s a long way until January, but for us, this time of year is our new year. Lee County school doors open on Friday, Aug. 10 and Collier schools open on Wednesday, Aug. 15th. This means that once again, over 60,000 food-insufficient children in our area will be returning to school. This summer, these children were provided

First Florida Integrity Bank announced today the beneficiaries of its 10th Annual Charity Golf Tournament.  Pathways Early Education (formerly known as Immokalee Child Care Center) and Blessings in a Backpack of SWFL will split the proceeds raised at this year’s tournament.  The tournament will be held on Saturday, October 6, 2018, at Hideout Golf Club with a shotgun start at 1:00pm. Lunch and hors d’oeuvres will be served.  Please contact Alyssa Haney at 239-325-3868 for

We are so excited to be partnering with Champions 4 Children again this year to feed underprivileged children in Southwest Florida and show them they can overcome difficulty to become champions in life. More than a dozen sports champions will deliver messages of hope, determination and inspiration to more than 200 children, who’ll receive a free breakfast and also get to meet Tony the Tiger of Frosted Flakes. Cheerleaders from Cypress Lake High School will

The more bargains shoppers find, the more food will go to hungry local children. Blessings in a Backpack of Southwest Florida is thrilled to announce it is partnering with Verandah golf community on its 10th annual fundraising garage sale.

The sale, scheduled for 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 10 at the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church social center on 13031 Palm Beach Blvd., has raised an astounding figure of more

The more bargains shoppers find, the more food will go to hungry local children. Blessings in a Backpack of Southwest Florida is thrilled to announce it is partnering with Verandah golf community on its 10th annual fundraising garage sale.

The sale, scheduled for 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 10 at the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church social center on 13031 Palm Beach Blvd., has raised an astounding figure of more

We’re proud to announce that Ken Savage, principal at James Stephens Academy, has been named Principal of the Year by the Florida Department of Education! This school is a part of our Blessings in a Backpack family and feeds more than 395 children every Friday! Ken is an outstanding principal and makes sure that all of his students are getting the best education possible including nourishing their minds and their stomachs! On February 9, 2018,

We are excited to announce that the Verandah Golf Community along with St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church has chosen Blessings in a Backpack to be the recipient of their 10th annual fundraising garage sale! The event will be on Saturday, March 10th from 8am-1pm at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Donations of good quality and gently used items are greatly appreciated. All donations are being accepted Monday through Friday, 9am-12pm at the St.

A dozen entrepreneurs, community leaders and experts in their fields have teamed up to fight childhood hunger in Southwest Florida. The 2018 Advisory Board for Blessings in a Backpack carries a wealth of professional and philanthropic experience into the effort to feed the 60,000 local elementary school students who struggle to get the food they need over the weekend.

“This board has moved mountains in order to make sure we can

A new year brings new opportunities to end childhood hunger here in Southwest Florida! We are excited to announce our partnership with an amazing local organization, Swinging With Purpose, whose mission is to make a difference in the lives of children and women within our community. Diana Riley, Founder of Swinging With Purpose, decided to combine her passion for golf with her passion for women and children to make a difference in her local