When school is in session, more than 60,000 elementary students in Lee and Collier counties receive free breakfast and lunch. But what do they all eat over the weekend?fotolia_8336189

This is where Blessings in a Backpack of Southwest Florida comes in. Every Friday we are able to send home more than 3,000 students’ breakfast, lunch and snack food to get them through the weekend. That way, on Monday they return to school ready to learn and not with empty bellies.

Forced to stretch their budgets to the very max, many families make costly sacrifices like going without food. We have thousands of students waiting for our services and we need your help!

$100 feeds one child four meals every weekend for 38 weeks! That is more than 152 meals for the entire school year! We need more businesses in our area to help support our growing need of feeding an additional 1,000 children this year.

There are several ways you can help us feed more children right here in our own backyard!


To learn more about how you want to give, contact Cecilia St. Arnold at Cstarnold@blessingsinswfl.orgThank you in advance!


Our Current Partners




Pelican Sound Charitable Foundation