Last week accepted 28 pallets of branded, pre-boxed meals to support our curbside services at Food For Thought Outreach Inc.
We are thankful to be able to find this partner, which will help with the logistics of providing a work with of meals for families each week for our curbside services.
This is a direct result of the perseverance and commitment.
Even with the obstacles this year has provided, we have been able to look for new avenues in order to continue to serve our community and fight food insecurity.
Meet the Food For Thought Team!Who: Alexa BlainePosition: Food Food For Thought CoordinatorA little background:Meet another one of the Coordinators of Food For Thought Outreach, Alexa Blaine. Alexa recently relocated to the Emerald Coast with her fiancé and two dogs. In addition to her work with Food For Thought, she is pursuing a degree in Business Administration and Hospitality Management. With her previous dedication to mission work and years of experience within the food industry, Alexa witnessed the negative impacts of hunger first hand. She feels that serving Food For Thought’s mission is a perfect fit for her within her new community.
Meet the Food For Thought Team!Who: Casey LePosition: Food Food For Thought CoordinatorA little background:Meet one of the Coordinators of Food For Thought Outreach, Casey Le. Casey graduated from the University of Florida with a B.S. in Nutritional Sciences and a minor in Agricultural Communications. After college she worked in a Type 1 Diabetes lab before moving to Moldova as a Peace Corps volunteer to teach Health Education and Personal Development. As a Panama City local who grew up in the area, Casey now uses her passion for volunteering and health promotion in her day to day activities of helping the team bridge the food insecurity gap.
The Full Circle Kitchen is back open for virtual classes!We have started to have local chefs come in to record a cooking class, which will then be used to lead a group of students in the Full Circle Kitchen at a later date.To start this new class set up, we had Chef Todd from Stinky's Fish Camp record six easy-to-prepare recipes. If you are a local chef, or just enjoy to cook, we would love to have you come in and record a cooking lesson!After Chef Todd from Stinky's Fish Camp in to record cooking lessons, we were able to host students from the Walton Academy who prepared some delicious meals by watching the video lessons.We are very thankful to be able to host students again in the Emeril Lagasse Foundation Full Circle Kitchen!
Did you know...8,500 curbside meals were provided from March through August to families in Okaloosa and Walton county?
We are very thankful that we have been able to continue to serve our community through this trying year, and that we have been able to continue our curbside services at 5 locations across Walton and Okaloosa County. To learn more about these services, you can use our free text service: Text: OKALOOSA to 474747 or WALTON to 474747