Mark your calendars and start your food drives! The 6th Annual Stock the Pantry Party will be August 22nd at the Santa Rosa Beach Pantry. This food drive will kick off the 2019/20 school year to provide food for our backpack and snack programs.There are 17 team spots available for Stock the Pantry 2019. Each team is competing to see who can collect the most donations to kick off the 2019/20 school year.
Here are the Stock The Pantry 2018 Top 5 Teams! Who will take home the trophies this year?!?
Howard Hospitality 25,000
Boys and Girls Club 15,094To register your team in the food drive competition please email Support@fftfl.org.
Here are the suggested food items to collect during your food drive:
Suggested Food Items:
What a great way to kick off our Summer Program food drive! Thank you to Pizza by the Sea, Winn-Dixie and Grand Boulevard for hosting our vans to collect food items for our summer program. There was a great turn out at each location over the last two weeks, and we are grateful to you and your customers for helping to fill our pantry for the summer.
Look below at the number of food items that were collected through each location; these donations have helped to provide for our first summer service earlier this week:
- Pizza-by-the-Sea: 1,227 food items
- Winn-Dixie Destin: 801 food items and $1K in monetary donations
- Grand Boulevard Farmer's Market: 355 food items and $135 in monetary donations
We still are collecting donations for the 2nd and 3rd summer meal service. You can drop off donations at any of the pantry locations on Tuesdays, from 8:30-4:30, or donate online HERE.
A portion of the donations from Cram the Van:
Wow, what a great event the Love All Tennis Tournament in Rosemary Beach event turned out to be!
A huge thank you to Hilary & Reverie Properties for organizing and sponsoring this event, as well as a thank you to the many other sponsors who donated food, time and items for the silent Auction. This sold-out event raised more than $14K for Food Thought, and we are so grateful!!
We hope that our 48 players enjoyed their day playing in the sun; it definitely was a warmer day than expected but all the players looked to be having a great time.
In addition to a full day of tennis, the auction lot did not disappoint. Thank you to the local businesses who donated for the silent auction:
- Lizard Thicket Boutique
- Sunset Helicopter Flight
- Dinner for 4 by Roux 30a
- Spa treatment from Destin Plastic Surgery
- IV treatments from Aesthetic Clinic
- Escapology Escape Rooms Destin game package,
- Dinner for 6 by Macho Taco
- (and many more items were available as well!)
Keep an eye out for the 2020 Love All Tennis Save the Date; this event will most definitely be back in 2020!
We had such a fun day hosting our first annual crawfish boil on Sunday, May 5th! It was a beautiful (and hot!) day, and we loved visiting with the guests that stopped by to eat crawfish and listen to music performed by Scott Rockwood. Through your generosity, we raised $2,150 for our summer meal program! This was definitely a great way to kick off our summer program and we look forward to hosting another event at FFT hopefully in the near future. Thank you to all who came out and for your support!
Wow! Can you believe that the school year is almost over and summer is upon us?! We are so thankful for you and all of the Food For Thought Volunteers that have helped us achieve so much this past school year for the kids in our community. Without your help over the 2018/19 school year, we would not have been able to accomplish all of this!
We have continued gratitude for the help that each one of you have provided this school year! The hours (over 10k!) that you have spent at Food For Thought, makes you, our volunteers the backbone of our operation. The kids in our community would not be receiving the support through each of our programs without your help.
Looking ahead, we are gearing up for summer program service, as well as planning for the 2019/20 school year and are appreciative for all of those that will continue to help and serve Food For Thought!
We are excited to see where this next year will take us and how we can better serve our community!