• F.E.L.T., Inc. of Manatee County

    Manatee's original backpack program

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What does F.E.L.T. do?

Feeding Empty Little Tummies (F.E.L.T.), founded in 2010, is Manatee County’s original backpack program to feed our homeless children on weekends, a time when these children often go hungry.

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Volunteer Testimonial

Why I chose F.E.L.T.

  • When I heard about Feeding Empty Little Tummies and how they send food home on the weekends to homeless children in Manatee County, I was eager to volunteer. The board members and volunteers I work with are devoted, selfless people with the biggest hearts. Every Friday, rain or shine, the volunteers of F.E.L.T arrive with a smile on their faces and determination in their hearts, ready to pack backpacks. I am so grateful and humbled to be a part of such an impactful organization.

    Ashley French, KW on the WaterDedicated Volunteer

Community Partners

We are so grateful for the support!

Our volunteers…

...are the heart of our operation

FELT is a based on the foundation of volunteer, donor-generated charity. All proceeds go directly to providing homeless children nutritious food while not in school. Our volunteers graciously give their time and resources without compensation or reimbursement.

Upcoming Events

Opportunities to get involved & support F.E.L.T.

Nov. 12, 2016: Alternative Christmas

Visit the 21st Annual Christmas Market and experience a whole new way of shopping. At this Christmas Market, you can buy beautiful gifts for everyone on your list or make donations in honor of loved ones. While you leave with your shopping completed before Thanksgiving, your dollars spent at the Christmas Market go right to […]

Nov. 12, 2016: Kids Against Hunger Packaging Event

Join us Saturday, November 12, 2016 at the Palmetto Fairgrounds Ag Center to support F.E.L.T.!

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