• As long as child hunger persists, none of us can truly rest

    Manatee County's Original Backpack Program

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2021 Feeding Empty Little Tummies Golf Tournament

Join the excitement at the 2021 Legacy Golf Club Tournament as a foursome, a spectator or a sponsor to spotlight your company. Show the community that you care about our children by participating at this not to be missed event!



We are elated to announce that The Louis & Gloria Flanzer Philanthropic Trust is continuing their 1:1 matching challenge in 2021 to benefit local non-profits. We are grateful that F.E.L.T. was recently included. All donations between $5 and $500 will be 100% matched! Your donation combined with their generous match will enable us to continue our mission to help provide meals to homeless and food insecure children.

PLEASE NOTE: when you click the donate button below, you will be taken to the Flanzer donation page where you can use your credit card or PayPal. You must "Choose your recipient" - scroll down to Feeding Empty Little Tummies to ensure we receive your donation.

Thank you for your support to help children in our community!


Every Moment Counts

Any journey that opens your eyes and touches your heart is one that is worth taking.

Feeding Empty Little Tummies is a unique program designed to help end child hunger in our local community. It was founded in 2010 to feed our homeless children on weekends, a time when these children often go hungry.

Today, F.E.L.T. is the only backpack program in Manatee County that provides proper fresh nutritious food to over 800 children weekly.

We welcome everyone that has a desire to make a difference in humankind. Members and partners include community leaders, business networks, associations, communicators, story tellers, advisors and volunteers.

Join F.E.L.T. as a partner, sponsor, donor, or volunteer to help bring awareness and social good to our community.

Our Mission

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 & Sponsors

We are grateful for the support of our partners and sponsors!

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.

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