• Modified Backpack Services

    The team and volunteers are loading up the vans at the Destin Pantry in preparation for end-of-week food distribution for the modified backpack services in Okaloosa County!
    We are thankful for the volunteers and schools that have helped us transition to bring bags of food for a modified backpack service, and for those that make it possible for us to continue to purchase food to give to the children in need.
    Please contact us if you are interested in volunteering: volunteer@fftfl.org
    Posted by Katie Grace
  • 2021 Volunteer Update

    We hope that everyone is doing well for the start of 2021. Being half way through the 2020/21 School Year, we wanted to share an update on our services, including updates to our volunteer program and needs.
    • New Volunteer Coordinator!
      • Please welcome Morgan Pixley who joined the team early this fall and has been leading the planning of our volunteer shifts. 
    • Modified Backpack Services Re-Launched in Okaloosa County
      • Since the end of January, we have been able to deliver backpacks of food to the schools in Okaloosa County instead of the curbside services
    Volunteer Needs 
    • Full Circle Garden Help (Destin)
      • With Spring quickly approaching, we are in need of a few volunteers to help maintain the garden at the Destin Pantry (weekly), along with help planting and harvesting the garden
    • Support for Okaloosa County Modified Backpack program
      • Assistance packing bags (Wednesday - Destin Pantry) and delivering the bags of food to the schools in Okaloosa County
    • New Upcoming Opportunities in Walton County
      • There will be some changes in our volunteer needs the end of February; details are still TBD, but we are looking specifically for volunteers able to help in Walton County
    If you have any questions and/are able to assist with any of the above programs, please reach out to Morgan via email: morgan@fftfl.org

    *We continue to follow all health and safety protocol for all volunteer shifts; limiting groups to 10 or less, requiring face masks and implementing social distancing as much as possible. Learn more here

    Thank you for your continued support, especially as we know there have been changes to our volunteer program this past year; we appreciate you and your service to help us fight food insecurity!
    Posted by Katie Grace
  • Thank you, Beachside Community Church!

    Thank you, Beachside Community Church for donating 536 food items! This will be a huge help in assisting with our curbside services and holiday meal services which are quickly approaching.
    Learn more about how #youcanhelp this holiday season:
    Posted by Katie Grace
  • DeFuniak Springs Rotary Club Volunteers

    Thank you to the Rotary Club of Defuniak Springs for helping pack food boxes for our curbside pickups at our DeFuniak Springs pantry. We appreciate your hard work to help serve your community!
    Posted by Katie Grace
  • How to Help this School Year

    As we are beginning the new school year, the need is ongoing and growing; #youcanhelp! We are still utilizing volunteers to help prepare and distribute food for our curbside services, which will continue into this new school year. If you are interested in volunteering, please read more about our current process here:  https://fftfl.org/pages/volunteer
    Posted by Katie Grace