• Thank You, Stubbs Orthodontics!

    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. 

    Stubbs Orthodontics

    Thank yo for your generosity!!

    Posted by Katie Grace
  • Stock the Pantry - Two Team Spaces Available!

    Stock The Pantry!
    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.
    Sign Up Here
    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
    Posted by Katie Grace
  • Summer Program Donations Still Needed!

    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: volunteer@fftfl.org if you are interested in helping in this way!

    Posted by Katie Grace
  • Cram the Van Success!

    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:






    Posted by Katie Grace
  • Cram the Van Food Drive!

    As we are prepping for the Summer Meal Program, Food For Thought will be hosting three separate food drives in Walton and Okaloosa county.  At each location, the Food For Thought Van will be present, where you can bring a pre-packaged food item to donate for the summer meal program.  There are 600 families that are part of the FFT Summer Meal program, creating a need for 6,600 food items to be distributed to these families.

    Here are the dates and locations for each of the "Cram the Van" Food Drives so you can help:

    Cram the Van!

    At the Pizza-by-the-Sea, Watercolor Crossings Location, if you bring 5 food items to donate, they will give you 50% off of a pizza purchased (same day).

    At the Destin Winn-Dixie and at Grand Boulevard, bring in 10 items to Cram the Van, and you will be entered into a drawing.

    Suggested pantry items:

    During each of these food drives, a Food For Thought Staff member will be there to answer any questions, as well as share current volunteer opportunities.  

    Look for one of the Food for Thought Vans at each of these locations to drop food off.  Thank you for your support to keep kids from being hungry over the summer!

     More Event Info HERE

    Posted by Katie Grace