• 7th Annual Stock the Pantry - Virtual Fundraiser

    Help Stock the Food For Thought Pantry for the 2020/21 School Year! 

    In light of the current state of our daily lives, we are revamping our annual Stock the Pantry Food Drive to be a virtual team-based fundraiser this year.

    Instead of collecting food items, we will have this virtual fundraiser, where each team will contribute to raise money towards our goal of $150K (equivalent of 300K food items; 2019 Stock the Pantry raised 336K food items!).

    This fundraiser that will run virtually from July 14 - August 22nd, will enable Food For Thought to be able to continue to provide food to families and students, as the need is ongoing and growing. 

    Details: 

    • 10 team spots available (5 have been filled)
    • Virtual results party will be held on August 28th (details TBD). 
    • Each team will have their own unique fundraising page for this event.
    • Please reach out to: support@fftfl.org to sign up or for questions

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    Food for Thought is estimating that there will be at least, 3,300 students in the "backpack" program again this year, and will be working to provide food to these children weekly so that they will have food for the weekend and not go hungry.  

    When the schools closed in March due to Covid-19, Food For Thought has continued to provide food to 600+ families at 5 different locations within Okaloosa and Walton counties with curbside pickups. Each week FFT has provided at least 30 -50 food items, including Fresh Produce in order to help fight the hunger gap, which has been growing due to the growth in unemployment

    Posted by Katie Grace
  • Updates for the 15th Annual Destin Charity Wine Auction

    The team at the Destin Charity Wine Auction has been working hard to revamp this event in order to accommodate the current social distancing guidelines to still be able to hold this annual fundraising event.  

    This event, originally scheduled for the end of April, will now take place August 21 and 22.  The patron dinners will still take place at various locations throughout the Emerald Coast, but the auction will now be held at 5 different locations (still live) in order to not have one large gathering. 

    Please visit the DCWAF website in order to learn more about how the event will take place this year, and to purchase tickets: 

    https://www.dcwaf.org/events/2020/8/rescheduled-15th-annual-destin-charity-wine-auction

    Posted by Katie Grace
  • Curbside Services Video

    Each week, 600+ families are served at 5 locations through curbside pickups. We are grateful for our volunteers and members of our community who continue to give their time and resources when the needs in our community are not just ongoing, but growing.
    We will continue to fight food insecurity.
    Thank you for your support!
     
     
    https://vimeo.com/429329975
    Posted by Katie Grace
  • Sponsor a Curbside Pick-up

    This summer, Food For Thought is providing curbside food pick ups for 500-600 families twice a month, at 5 locations in Okaloosa and Walton County.

    At each food service, the families will receive 30-50 food items in order for families to have enough food to make meals at home.

    You as a family or business can sponsor a month of food services at one of our five locations for $1,500. You can donate online or Text to Give!

    TEXT: FFTSUMMER to 44321 (Family Business recognition will be given at the curbside pick up location).

    Contact us with any questions you may have: support@fftfl.org

    Posted by Katie Grace
  • Plans for Summer

    Food For Thought is committed to help fight food insecurity this summer in our community. Tiffanie shares how we are continuing to serve the community through curbside pick ups and provide food for those that are faced with unemployment, even when the future is uncertain. If you can help, please contact us or TEXT to Give: FFTSUMMER to 44321 Thank you for your support!

    Posted by Katie Grace