The Furyk foundation helps families in need by filling backpacks with holiday meals. Come out with the Furyks and friends to serve the Jacksonville community. In 2016, the Jim & Tabitha Furyk Foundation provided the food and supplies to pack 3,000 bags with food for at risk children in the greater Jacksonville area with support from PepsiCo, Publix, Target and Walmart.
For the fifth year in a row, the foundation set up a volunteer experience for kids to help kids in their community. Students from our public and private schools were invited to pack bags with their family for children who are food-insecure and selected through the following programs: First Coast Blessings in a Backpack, MaliVai Washington Kids Foundation, Hugs Across the County, Alden Road Exceptional School and the Anthony J. Stinson Association for Change.
This hands-on opportunity secures a meal of ham, green beans, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, cornbread, cereal, rice, hot chocolate, candy canes and other treats to children who might otherwise go hungry during the holiday break. With the help of event sponsors, including Interline, Web.com, AT&T, and the PGA TOUR, the Jim and Tabitha Furyk Foundation has been able to increase the amount of bags from 500 the first year to 3,000 in 2016.