It is with grateful hearts that we share our recent grant from our friends at The St. Joe Community Foundation, Inc. The funds from this $45K grant will be directed to support our backpack program in Walton County for the 2019-20 school year!
Grants such as these are critical to the overall success of our services throughout the year.The St. Joe Community Foundation, Inc. provided over $3 Million in grants in 2018, including over $1.4 million for Hurricane Michael Relief, with more grants continuously being considered to non-profits in Northwest Floriday.Thank you, St. Joe's Community Foundation!
We are honored and have gratitude that Food For Thought Outreach is chosen to be one of sixteeen Isagenix Legacy Foundation grant recipients for the 2019 year.
The grant that Isagenix has gifted to Food For Thought Outreach is assisting us to be able to fund the renovations for our third pantry in DeFuniak Springs, and backpack program, to help fight hunger in our community. We have enjoyed working with Isagenix and look forward to the opportunities this grant may allow Food For Thought Outreach to grown in the coming months.
The mission of the Isagenix Legacy Foundation is in line with the core values and goals here at Food For Thought:
"The Isagenix Legacy Foundation creates sustainable impact globally through charitable contributions focused on healthy nutrition and support for underserved children, wellness education for all, and aid for those affected by natural disasters. Through this shared purpose, we leave an enduring legacy in communities around the world."
Isagenix believes in the below three truths, and is using their Legacy Foundation to help make them a reality:
- Every child deserves a healthy, nutritious meal.
- Every person deserves the education and empowerment to live a healthy life.
- Every family deserves the means to survive and recover from natural disaster.
More information on the Isagenix Legacy Foundation can be found HERE.
Isagenix is a trusted and respected organization that exists to inspire and empower individuals, families, and communities to live their best life through a journey of nutrition, health, and overall wellness.
Last week we at Food For Thought were honored to have Paula Deen stop by the Santa Rosa Beach Pantry! Paula and her foundation, The Bag Lady, graciously donated a $2,500 grant for Food for Thought.
We are excited that Paula Deen has opened up two new restaurants in our area, "Paula Deen's Family Kitchen," in Panama City as well as a location at the Destin Commons. Her new restaurant will also be partnering with Food For Thought to donate un-used or leftover food to be used in the Full Circle Kitchen cooking classes. This un-used food will be air-sealed so that it can be kept as fresh as possible for the cooking classes.
During her visit last week, Paula was able to see and help kids from the Walton Academy cook some of her very own recipes in the Full Circle Kitchen (pork chops and brussel sprouts), and she even leant a hand to the volunteer packing groups that were busy in the pantry prepping backpacks for the weekend.
Before leaving, Paula was even so kind to share in a blessing of the meal the students from Walton Academy had prepared.
We are so thankful for Paula Deen's generosity and look forward to working more together in the future to assist the children in our community.
You can find out more information on Paula's visit to her new restaurant on the local news site, WEARTV.