The Orlando Chapter

Kate and Justin Rose began partnering with Blessings in a Backpack in 2009 to feed children in Orlando on the weekends. During the 2019/20 school year, 1,865 kids were supported by the Kate & Justin Rose Foundation.

On Monday, May 4, 2020, the new Kate & Justin Rose Foundation Chapter of Blessings in a Backpack in Orlando will launch; more than 2,500 students in the Greater Orlando region will be taking home a bag of food on Fridays throughout the school year.

But this is just a starting point. With close to 40,000 hungry children in the area, we need to do more. Who will feed these kids on the weekends?

Kate & Justin Rose continue to answer this question with a resounding, “We will!” The Kate & Justin Rose Foundation has taken a leadership role in feeding more kids on the weekends through a strategic gift to develop a Blessings chapter in Orlando. This chapter, in partnership with the national organization and under the direction of a regional advisory board and a managing director, will drive scalable growth to feed 16,000 children on the weekends throughout the school year by 2030!

Who will feed the kids this weekend?

Together, we will!

PGA TOUR player Justin Rose and wife Kate help provide food to children in need. Source: PGA TOUR

Board of Directors

Brian Watson
Board Chair
Watson Sloane

Diana Griffin

Matthew Levy
Robert Palmer Companies

Lisa Millar

Aneta Pietraszek
Kate & Justin Rose Foundation

Brent Smith
Ameriprise Financial

Wendell Thompson
Sysco Central Florida

Judd Webster
Cahill Homes

John Youngblood
Orlando Magic

Sarah Carlson
Managing Director
Blessings in a Backpack in Orlando