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Blessings in a Backpack of Southwest Florida Receives Platinum Corporate Sponsorship from O’Donnell Landscapes Inc.

$50,000 in funds aid 450 local students facing food insecurity

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Sept. 18, 2023) –  Blessings in a Backpack SWFL has a generous new donor, O’Donnell Landscapes Inc., a prominent name in the local business community. O’Donnell Landscapes Inc. has proudly announced its decision to become a Platinum Corporate Sponsor for Blessings in a Backpack of Southwest Florida. This noteworthy partnership reflects O’Donnell Landscapes Inc.’s unwavering commitment to the community’s well-being, particularly the children and families in Glades and Hendry Counties.

Through their generous sponsorship, O’Donnell Landscapes Inc. is making a substantial contribution of $50,000 to alleviating food insecurity and promoting the health and education of young students. Their support will ensure that over 450 children at Moore Haven Elementary and Central Elementary in Clewiston receive weekend meals, creating a positive impact on the lives of these children and their families.

Kristin O’Donnell of O’Donnell Landscapes shared her personal connection to the cause, stating, “I taught inner-city elementary school children, and I saw the effects firsthand of how nourishment and learning play hand in hand.” This heartfelt commitment to the cause underscores the O’Donnell family’s dedication to making a meaningful difference in their community.

Blessings in a Backpack of Southwest Florida is a reputable nonprofit organization dedicated to providing weekend meals to food-insecure children, ensuring they have the nutrition they need to thrive. The O’Donnell’s decision to become a Platinum Corporate Sponsor demonstrates their recognition of the critical role organizations like Blessings in a Backpack play in fostering a brighter future for young students.

“We are incredibly grateful for the generosity of O’Donnell Landscapes Inc.,” said Cecilia St. Arnold, Executive Director of Blessings in a Backpack of Southwest Florida. “Their Platinum Corporate Sponsorship will significantly impact the lives of the children by allowing our program to emerge into new areas in the state of Florida. This partnership allows us to provide more Florida students with access to vital nutrition.”

This collaboration between O’Donnell Landscapes Inc. and Blessings in a Backpack of Southwest Florida stands as a testament to the power of local businesses to effect positive change within the community. By joining forces to address the pressing issue of food insecurity among children, they are setting an inspiring example for others to follow. O’Donnell Landscapes Inc. is looking for an additional $25,000 match to reach a total donation of $100,000 that will help feed even more students in Clewiston and beyond. Match the O’Donnell’s donation at and help feed even more Southwest Florida children.

Blessings in a Backpack of Southwest Florida

Blessings in a Backpack SWFL serves over 7,800 students through 33 school-based programs located throughout Lee, Collier, Hendry, Glades and Charlotte Counties. In these schools, test scores, reading skills, positive behavior, general health, and school attendance have improved dramatically due in part to students receiving the nourishment they need throughout the week and the weekends.

Kids are our future; you can help secure theirs. A $130 donation will feed a child for one full school year. Gifts of all sizes are welcome through the donation portal at or via mail at P.O. Box 61402 Fort Myers, FL 33906. All contributions are tax-deductible.

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