• Did you know...?

    Each year Food For Thought provides 420,000 applesauce and fruit cups through our back-pack program!

    This equates to $84,000 a year that is spent alone on this pantry staple. For this next school year, we are stocking the pantry once again, but instead of a food drive are hosting a virtual team fundraiser.

    If you have a group, business or organization that would like to participate in our Stock the Pantry fundraiser (7/14 - 8/22) please contact us today! support@fftfl.org

    You can also find more information about this fundraiser here: https://fftfl.org/pages/7th-annual-stock-the-pantry-virtual-edition

    Posted by Katie Grace
  • 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
  • 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
  • Thank you, The Seaside Style!

    The Seaside Style

    Thank you to The Seaside Style for joining as a presenting sponsor for our Stock the Pantry Event this year! This is our biggest event to kick off the school year and we are grateful for The Seaside Style and their team for helping out with our Stock the Pantry Party on Thursday, Aug 22nd.

    This event is always a great time and open to everyone! $5 entry or $5 food items:

    August 22nd - 5:30 - 7:30 pm


    https://fftfl.org/pages/6th-annual-stock-the-pantry-party

    Posted by Katie Grace
  • Thank you, Hilary & Reverie!

    Thank you to Hilary.& Reverie for sponsoring our Stock the Pantry Event this year! This is our biggest event to kick off the school year and we are grateful for Hilary and her team for all the volunteer hours they give every year, but also for helping out with our Stock the Pantry Party on Thursday, Aug 22nd.

    This event is always a great time and open to everyone! $5 entry or $5 food items:

    August 22nd - 5:30 - 7:30 pm at the Santa Rosa Beach Pantry

    Posted by Katie Grace