We want to share a heartfelt thank you to all of our grant and corporate sponsors. Without the support of the below foundations and businesses, Food For Thought would not be able to serve our community to fight childhood hunger, especially during this unique time when our food services have been modified and we have additional families recently utilizing Food For Thought to help feed their children. Thank you!
Cooking classes in the Emeril Lagasse Foundation Full Circle Kitchen have been up and running! Having this kitchen space means so much and we love hosting classes to teach students how to cook and prepare meals on their own. Thank you to our volunteers who took the time to help cook Cajun Shrimp Pasta with our students last week! Looks like it turned out delicious!
Mark you calendars! November 8th, 2019 is the Boudin, Bourbon and Beer Festival in New Orleans hosted by the Emeril Lagasse Foundation! We highly recommend this event, which features dishes created by over 70 chefs from around the country. Tickets can be purchased now, and proceeds will go towards the beneficiaries of the Emeril Lagasse Foundation.
More information and tickets can be purchased here: https://boudinbourbonandbeer.com
We have wonderful, happy news to share with all of you!!
One of the students from the Emeril Lagasse Full Circle Kitchen, Donnell, was just hired by Emeril's Coastal Italian!!
Donnell has been taking cooking classes with Food For Thought in the Full Circle Kitchen since he was a junior in high school and has had a passion for learning how to improve his culinary skills. We are so proud of Donnell for pursuing his dreams to work in the kitchen of a restaurant.
This makes our hearts burst to know that all those involved with Food For Thought are making an impact on kid's lives who are involved in the FFT programs.
Donnell cooking at the Chi Chi Miguel Throwdown (April 2019) and helping with renovations at the DeFuniak Springs Pantry
Thank you also to the Emeril Lagasse Foundation that supports and helps kids to make their dreams a reality.
Our Emeril Lagasse Full Circle Kitchen continues to be busy with classes for kids, even with school out of session. Each week we have had various organizations with students and kids join us for a cooking class.
We had such a good time hosting the Youth Village Cooking class earlier this month while they learned how to make pizza's from scratch. It is so great to see the kids take part and want to learn more about cooking on their own!
We also have enjoyed hosting students from AMI Pensacola, while they made an easy "one-pot" ranch chicken meal, and love that they make the effort to drive the distance to join our cooking class.
The Boys and Girl's Club has also been using our kitchen as part of their summer program. Recently that created "Cheerio Clusters" and made eggs for a breakfast meal.
We are so thankful for this kitchen that allows us to host kids of all ages to teach them how to cook an array of meals all on their own!