• FFT Vacation Rental Food Drive

    We are excited to share a new program we are launching this week:

    The Food For Thought Vacation Rental Food Drive!

    To launch this food drive, we have partnered with Newman-Dailey Resort Properties, where they will be leaving brown paper bags in condos, which will have information about Food For Thought, and provide guests the opportunity to leave any un-opened food they did not use during their stay.

    The bags have printed information about Food For Thought, and will also give guests the opportunity to donate via text-to-give.

    We are excited about this new opportunity to help cut down on food waste, and also utilize a new way to help those in need of food within our community.

    If you are interested in learning more about this program, please contact us at: support@fftfl.org

    Posted by Katie Grace
  • Help us Stock the Sleigh!

    Help us stock the sleigh for the holidays!
    Now through December 14th, we are collecting food for our Stock the Sleigh Food Drive!
    Collect food as a family, group, business or organization. Below is the desired food for our collection:
    Donations will be December 11th & 14th from 8:30-4pm at our Destin and Santa Rosa Beach Pantries (addresses found here: https://fftfl.org/pages/contact-us)
    Feel free to bring in a wrapped box (like pictured), but it is not required.
    Contact: support@fftfl.org with any questions
    Posted by Katie Grace
  • Thank You Buccaneer Pirate Ship

    Over the Thanksgiving Holiday, the Buccaneer Pirate Ship held a food drive cruise, which collected 350 Food Items for Food For Thought! Thank you for thinking of us this holiday season and for your generosity this holiday season.  
    Posted by Katie Grace
  • Thank You Cour Yoga and Boathouse Oyster Bar!

    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!!


    Posted by Katie Grace
  • 6th Annual Stock the Pantry brings in more than 330K Food Items!!

    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:  336,850
    TOTAL 2018 Food ITEMS: 226,302
    6th Annual Stock the Pantry Teams: 
    • CHOICE
    • 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


    Posted by Katie Grace