As we all just had a wonderful Thanksgiving, we continue to reflect on all that we are thankful for. We are Thankful for a community who has created their own events in order to Give Back to Food For Thought!
Cour Yoga and Boathouse Oyster both had events this month in order to raise money and food for Food For Thought during the holidays. We are extremely grateful for choosing FFT to help through your events! Together, 1,300 food items were collected! Thank you!!
Wow! We are truly amazed by the number of food items that were donated this year at our 6th Annual Stock the Pantry Food Drive!This year, 110k MORE food items were donated this year compared to the food drive last year for a total of 336,850 food items, which exceeded our goal of 300K food items to kick off the 2019/20 school year.A HUGE thank you to all of the participating teams this year, and for all that came to the Stock the Pantry Party with donations as well.The winning team for the food drive competition was Newman-Dailey Resort Properties (78,399 food items). The Rookie of the year award went to Hilary & Reverie with 43,848 food items.We are so thankful for all of these teams and the community coming together this year to participate in the Stock the Pantry Food Drive; it helps us tremendously to be able to kick of our in-school services. We went from having NO food on our pantry shelves, to now being stocked and ready for our first snack service on Friday, August 30th, and for our first distribution of backpacks the first week in September.Thank you again!TOTAL 2019 FOOD ITEMS: 336,850TOTAL 2018 Food ITEMS: 226,3026th Annual Stock the Pantry Teams:
- Emmanuel Sheppard & Condon
- Good News United Methodist Church
- Hilary & Reverie
- Howard Hospitality
- Maple Street Biscuit Co.
- Newman Dailey
- Resort Quest
- Sandestin Foundation for Kids
- Seaside Neighborhood School
- Sotheby’s International Realty
- Term Brokers Insurance
- The Hub
- The Lens Bar
- Watersound Origins
- Women’s Council of Realtors
- The Seaside Style
- Hilton Sandestin
We would like to recognize and thank Stubbs Orthodontics for their donation this month! At their office, they held a peanut butter and jelly drive asking patients and staff to bring in jars of PB&J to the office, and they also collected money to give back to Food For Thought Outreach. In all, they raised $830 and a cart load of peanut butter and jelly, which will be used in our summer program.
Thank yo for your generosity!!
Calling all local businesses, organizations, groups and clubs -
The 6th Annual Stock the Pantry Food Drive is upon us!!
This food drive-competition always enables the Food For Thought pantry to be stocked for the start the school year to serve our 33 schools & 3,300 students.
Register your team today -- Only a FEW spots remain!
Team Registration Deadline is July 24th
The earlier you register, the longer your team will have to collect food prior to the pantry party!
Last year more than 227K food items were collected
To register your organization, school, club or business in the food drive competition email Support@fftfl.org
Sponsorship Opportunities for the Stock the Pantry Party are also available.Once you are signed up, your team will receive "Tips & Tricks" emails for the best way to approach this food drive.The Stock the Pantry Party is open to everyone - not just the participating teams!
Join us at the Santa Rosa Beach Pantry
August 22nd from 5:30 - 7:30 for light bites & refreshments as the teams deliver their food collected.
$5 Entry Fee OR 5 Food Items
Donations are still needed for the remaining two summer services! Each of the Food For Thought Pantries are open on Tuesdays from 8:30 - 4:30 to accept donations.
Please take this suggested shopping list the next time you go to the store and grab a few of these items to help feed kids for the rest of the summer. OR take a look in your own cupboards to see if there are any food items you are not using that could be donated for our summer meals.
If you would like to make a monetary donation, you can do so here:
Volunteer spots are also available to help pack and distribute the remaining too food services. The last two food distribution dates are July 1st and July 29th.
Email us today: firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in helping in this way!