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:
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:
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).
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
Food For Thought will return to the beautiful Santa Rosa Golf and Beach Club on April 6th, 2017 for our 6th Annual Charity Golf Tournament followed by an awards ceremony and after party at the beautiful gulf front VUE restaurant. Tournament food and drink partners include Pizza By The Sea, Sunset Bay Cafe, Grayton Beer Company, and Pop Stop. Join these incredible vendors for maximum exposure at our annual event. All proceeds from the event support our work fighting childhood hunger in Walton and Okaloosa Counties. Click HERE to become a Presenting or Award Reception Sponsor.
Presenting Sponsorship $5,000
As a Presenting Sponsor, you will receive the highest level of sponsorship recognition along with lead logo placement "Presented by Your Company" on all marketing materials, event signage, and social media posts and blogs. Sponsorship benefits also include a hole sponsorship and a foursome.
Award Reception and After Party Sponsor $2,000
As an Award Reception Sponsor, you will receive prominent logo placement on printed marketing materials, awards reception and after party event signage, and social media posts. Sponsorship benefits also include a hole sponsorship and a foursome.
This amazing group of local organizations hosted food drives, events, and fundraisers to help Food For Thought in 2016. What an awesome community we live in! Thank you for your support!