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Bay News 9: Organization fills empty tummies when school is out


Organization fills empty tummies when school is out

A local organization is making sure children have food to eat over the weekend.

The kidsPACK organization is providing meals for children all over Central Florida.

At a local Lakeland church, fruit cups, snacks and breakfast food were all divided and packed up. The packaged meals have two breakfasts, two lunches and two dinners. Donors and volunteers help keep the kidsPACK charity going. Keep reading…

Would your organization like to help local, hungry children? Email to find out how.

The Ledger: Gigs and Garland Editorial

We live in a community that cares! Everybody has something to give…whether it be your VOICE to share the message of local child hunger with your circle of influence; your TIME to volunteer at packing and awareness events, or host a food drive; your TALENTS to help with creative marketing of our mission; or your RESOURCES to help with the cause or sponsor a child or group of children.

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The Ledger: Community repairs truck, keeps kids from going hungry

Community repairs truck, keeps kids from going hungry

About $1,500 in goods, services donated

Published: Thursday, September 3, 2015 at 9:29 p.m.

LAKELAND — Children had food last weekend thanks to donations from the community.

A kidsPACK delivery truck had its wheels and an entire tank of gas stolen Aug. 21. The GMC box truck was scheduled to make its first weekend food delivery to children at elementary schools and William Dunn of Lakeland made sure nothing kept that from happening. Continue reading…

WTSP10: kidsPACK ensures students have meals over weekend

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Check us out on WTSP 10 News and join us in the fight against local child hunger! Sponsors needed to help feed children this school year. To make a difference in the life of a child go to to donate!

Polk County Bus Drivers Give Back to Their Community


Local Bus Drivers See the Need and Do Something About It

Scott Reeves and the bus drivers with the Polk County Public Schools Transportation Dept. collected and donated 1500 bowls of Chef Boyardee to help feed hungry Polk County school children.

Our bus drivers see first hand the effects of a child not eating and each year they hold a food drive at the beginning of the school year to help make a difference in the lives of the children they drive to and from school each day.

Thank you!

Would your organization like to help local, hungry children? Email to find out how.

Community Saves The Day


Community Saves the Day!

On Monday morning our staff arrived to find that someone needed the rims, tires and full tank of gas from our kidsPACK delivery truck more than we did. Fortunately, we live in a very caring community and generous people quickly stepped up to help!

Please join us in THANKING William Dunn of ITF Auto Parts and the following: Los Mobile Service; B&L Tire; All Pro Autoparts ; and Kelly Buick GMC for their donations of parts and service to get our truck rolling.

Mosaic Continues to Feed in Hardee County


Mosaic donates $40,000 to help stop child hunger in Hardee County

During the recent Kick-Off Packing Event for the 2015-16 school year Mosaic South Ft. Meade Mine volunteers packed 6,000 meals to feed hungry children in Hardee County! Join us in THANKING Mosaic Corporation and their employees for their continued support and for making a difference in our community!

If your company or organization would like to help stop child hunger in your area, please email

BEJOY Backpacks Food Drive



The JOY FM will be out all over our listening area collecting FOOD ITEMS FOR THESE CHILDREN.

Many school children face being hungry on a daily basis and therefore, rely on schools to fill their tummies. We’d like to help our local food organizations who prepare & deliver backpacks filled with food each week to help feed these children on the weekends. One of the things THE JOY FM community DOES BEST is love God, and love God’s people.

Find out more!

Atomic Septic Tanks Helps Feed Kids All Month


Need Septic Service and Like Helping kidsPACK?

During the month of August, Atomic Septic Tanks of Lakeland will be donating $5 from every septic tank pumping purchased and $50 for every drain field purchased!

LAR Announces 2015 Charity Scramble


The Lakeland Association of Realtors set September 25, 2015 for Charity Scramble

On Friday, September 25, the Lakeland Association of Realtors will hold their annual Charity Golf Scramble at Cleveland Heights Golf and Country Club.

Registration for the tournament starts at 12 noon with a 1pm shotgun start.

For sponsorship opportunities or further information, please email