Third annual community giveback weekend

JACKSONVILLE, Fla — James Coleman, former Florida State fullback, Jacksonville sports radio host will host a backpack giveaway, food distribution and youth football camp on July 30th and 31st.

The event marks his birthday every year, and Coleman says the opportunity to give back is truly a gift.


“People are still reeling from the impact of this pandemic,” Coleman said. “Some aren’t necessarily willing to ask for the help, so the backpack and food distribution is a way for them to receive the assistance in a way that’s not demeaning — that’s rewarding for me.”

The giveaway is for students in kindergarten through eighth grade. Coleman plans to give away at least 2,500 backpacks and provide food for 1,000 families in Jacksonville and surrounding communities.

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The giveaway and food distribution, which are free and open to the public, but require registration, will take place at North Shore Elementary School 701 Silver Plaza 5701.

Click here to learn more about this event and the foundation.

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Sydny Pepper is a digital reporter and content creator for Action News Jax.

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