Citrus County Blessings is a non-profit organization that stemmed from Blessings in a Backpack. The split took place when charity workers of Citrus County, Florida wanted more of their efforts to go to the children than the national organization was willing to give. The national body also wanted the donations sent to a central location, which would disburse them from there.
Citrus County Blessings feeds children who would otherwise go hungry over the weekend. It now gives $125 per child, as opposed to the $80 a year that Blessings in a Backpack will. St. Timothy, along with other churches from the community, packs lunches on the second Tuesday of the month. Each meal is ready to eat, pop or pull top in single serve, safe packages. All volunteers are dedicated and use extra care in packing each meal well, while taking into consideration different factors such as the time of year. In the case of any unusable food, it is donated to other charities and everything that can be recycled, is.
On Thursday, January 9, 2014, Marcia and Jim Webb, Joe and Doris Moore, William Dively, Sue Nawrocki and Debbie Lattin (chairperson) donate their time to feeding hungry children in a tiny building near Crystal River Primary School in Citrus County.