We provide bags of kid-friendly food to children all summer long and on Fridays during the school year so that children can eat on weekends and holiday breaks. In 2015, we distributed more than 113,000 BackPacks to children in Sarasota and DeSoto Counties.
We are especially grateful for the support of this program in Sarasota County from the Joshua J. & Eunice Stone Foundation, the Black Fund, and the Community Foundation of Sarasota County.
DeSoto County has some of the greatest need for food in the state of Florida. Our work in DeSoto County is supported all year long by The Mosaic Company Foundation. The Mosaic Company Foundation is our primary BackPack program partner in DeSoto County schools. View the 2014-2015 BackPack program report PDF.
• Coming soon: sign-up link to reserve your spot as a volunteer to pack BackPacks for the fall.
• Email Fran Talley at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to sign up a corporate team-building group to pack BackPacks
• Click here to make a gift that provides food to the families we serve
• Contact Denise Cotler if you would like to discuss legacy, charitable fund or other giving opportunities: email@example.com or call 941-315-7671.
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