19% of Alachua County's children are affected by poverty and may be living in food instable homes. Food4Kids Backpack Program provides a backpack of food for children at risk of hunger on the weekends and breaks from school. The backpack includes enough food for the child and school-age siblings in the home. The program costs approximately $6/week or $250/school year for each child and there are still many children in our community that need Food4Kids. With your help, we can expand to cover additional schools and make a difference for a child! The Food4Kids Backpack Program welcomes donations of rolling backpacks, suggested food items, and financial gifts.
Suggested Food Donations:
All non-perishables are accepted, but our program packs specific items in each backpack every week and those items are especially appreciated. Please visit the website for details.
For more information, contact Jennifer Moore: (352) 514-0281