The Junior League of Tampa partnered with Feeding Tampa Bay in 2009 to build and sustain a backpack program. This program was established to keep hunger at bay on weekends by providing disadvantaged children with a bag of nutritious food on Fridays. The Junior League of Tampa supplies over 300 bags of nutritious food to children every Friday during the school year. With over 11,000 bags given out this year, this food is intended to sustain these children over the weekend when they are not receiving their meals from school. In addition to the regular distributions, the committee also hosted three mobile food pantries throughout the year.
Because of The Junior League, our impact on child hunger has spread further. We are honored to partner with this group of women committed to strengthening our leaders of tomorrow.