• Thank You, Stubbs Orthodontics!

    We would like to recognize and thank Stubbs Orthodontics for their donation! At their office, they held a peanut butter and jelly drive asking patients and staff to bring in jars of PB&J to the office, and they also collected money to give back to Food For Thought Outreach.  In all, they raised $830 and a cart load of peanut butter and jelly, which will be used in our summer program. 

    Stubbs Orthodontics

    Thank yo for your generosity!!

    Posted by Katie Grace
  • Emeril Lagasse Full Circle Kitchen Volunteers Needed!

    Are you savvy/experienced in the kitchen?! We are looking for volunteers to lead and assist cooking classes for students in the Emeril Lagasse Full Circle Kitchen.  Not need to be a professional chef! Menus are simple and easy to follow and lead; we just need people who like to cook and want to teach and lead kids in the kitchen!

    For more information, please email:


    See below photos from recent classes - it's a fun time had by all!


    Posted by Katie Grace
  • Stock the Pantry - Two Team Spaces Available!

    Stock The Pantry!
    Calling all local businesses, organizations, groups and clubs - 
    The 6th Annual Stock the Pantry Food Drive is upon us!!

    This food drive-competition always enables the Food For Thought pantry to be stocked for the start the school year to serve our 33 schools & 3,300 students.

    Register your team today -- 
    Only a FEW spots remain!
    Team Registration Deadline is July 24th

    The earlier you register, the longer your team will have to collect food prior to the pantry party!

    Last year more than 227K food items were collected

    To register your organization, school, club or business in the food drive competition  email Support@fftfl.org 

    Sponsorship Opportunities for the Stock the Pantry Party are also available.
    Once you are signed up, your team will receive "Tips & Tricks" emails for the best way to approach this food drive.
    Sign Up Here
    The Stock the Pantry Party is open to everyone - not just the participating teams!

    Join us at the Santa Rosa Beach Pantry
    August 22nd from 5:30 - 7:30 for light bites & refreshments as the teams deliver their food collected.

    $5 Entry Fee OR 5 Food Items
    Posted by Katie Grace
  • Happy News for one of our Students!

    We have wonderful, happy news to share with all of you!!

    One of the students from the Emeril Lagasse Full Circle Kitchen, Donnell, was just hired by Emeril's Coastal Italian!! 

    Donnell has been taking cooking classes with Food For Thought in the Full Circle Kitchen since he was a junior in high school and has had a passion for learning how to improve his culinary skills. We are so proud of Donnell for pursuing his dreams to work in the kitchen of a restaurant.

    This makes our hearts burst to know that all those involved with Food For Thought are making an impact on kid's lives who are involved in the FFT programs.

    Below photos:
    Donnell cooking at the Chi Chi Miguel Throwdown (April 2019) and helping with renovations at the DeFuniak Springs Pantry

    Thank you also to the Emeril Lagasse Foundation that supports and helps kids to make their dreams a reality.

    Posted by Katie Grace
  • Donate Your Dime at Whole Foods!

    As of July 1st, the Whole Foods Market in Destin, FL, will be donating every dime that is received when customers use a reusable shopping bag for their groceries and select to donate the dime. 

    The "Donate Your Dime" program will benefit Food For Thought Outreach for three months, July 1st through September 30th, 2019.  When shoppers bring a reusable bag instead of using a new shopping bag from Whole Foods, they receive $0.10 off for every bag, and in return, this ten cents can be selected to be donated to Food For Thought Outreach during the above time period.

    We are thankful to be able to receive these added donations over the next three months from Whole Foods! Remember to bring your own bag(s) the next time you go shopping at Whole Foods; better for the environment and it will be a help to Food For Thought!

    Posted by Katie Grace