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Giving Back: Blessings in a Backpack

One of the things we’re most grateful for at T. Disney Trucking is the power of community. We’ve been serving Florida’s trucking needs for over four decades now, and we love living and working in the same towns and neighborhoods where our children go to school. And when we hear that there are students in need, we’re proud and privileged to be able to assist, but we can’t do it alone. Can you help us out?

Hunger Doesn’t Take a Break

We learned from our friends at Bermont Excavating that there are 788 children at Neil A. Armstrong Elementary School who are economically disadvantaged, and 100 of those children are considered homeless. These children receive a nutritious breakfast and lunch at school, but what happens on the weekend?

There are 65 hours between Friday’s dismissal and Monday’s first bell, and nearly 800 children worrying about their next meal.

That’s a big problem, and it’s one that Blessings in a Backpack aims to solve.

Blessings in a Backpack

Blessings in a Backpack sends children home each week with a package of nutritious meals and snacks to combat hunger while school’s out. They provide these hunger-free weekends for children across Southwest Florida, with 27 active program sites.

We want to add Neil A. Armstrong Elementary to that list by raising $100,000 to kick off the program.

We’ve gotten started with a $10,000 donation, along with a $10,000 donation from Bermont Excavating. We just need to raise the rest, and every dollar counts. Just $130 can feed one child for an entire school year! And you can put your trust in Blessings in a Backpack to ensure that your donation goes where it’s intended. They’ve got a 4-Star rating from Charity Navigator (that’s the highest!) because more than 83% of their budget goes directly into their programming.

We encourage ALL individuals and corporate sponsors to donate if you can!

Be part of the power of community and help us help children right here in SWFL. We’d be grateful, and so would hundreds of children at Neil Armstrong Elementary.