Tour of Kitchens Update: Food for Hungry Children

​The 2019 Tour of Kitchens is Saturday, March 16. This highly anticipated tour of beautiful kitchens and outdoor spaces of lovely homes throughout our community is the Junior League of Gainesville’s largest fundraiser.

This year, we will be accepting donations of food items for the Food4Kids Backpack Program of North Florida at each stop along the tour.

Food for Kids, nourishing our futureThe Food4Kids Backpack Program began in 2010 when founder Jennifer Moore realized that her own daughter’s classes had children that were going hungry; childhood hunger was right here, in our community.

The Food4Kids Backpack Program of North Florida fills backpacks with nonperishable food and distributes them to students in need, from kindergarten through high school. The kids bring these backpacks home on Friday and return them on Monday so they can be refilled for the following weekend. They also receive larger boxes of food for extended holidays and summer breaks. They partner with schools in our local community with the anticipation of growing to meet the needs of our county’s food insecure families.

Tickets for the Tour of Kitchens are on sale now – buy yours today!