• Food For Thought Provides Monthly Snacks In Addition To Weekly Backpacks

    Did you know Food For Thought provides a monthly bag full of healthy snacks to all the teachers in the schools we serve?

    When a child is hungry during the school day, they are unable to concentrate, lack energy, show poor academic performance and cause discipline problems.  Food For Thought strives to remove the negative impacts of hunger that children in our community are facing by providing all teachers in our program with a bag full of healthy snacks for all of their students in addition to our weekly backpack program.  

    Teachers in the schools we serve say they have seen increased focus and attendance and their students no longer complain of stomach aches or hunger.  Teachers have also expressed gratitude for the financial relief that our snack program provides them.  On average, teachers spend $37 a month on food for hungry children in their classroom (No Kid Hungry).  That is over $300 a school year.  

    Food For Thought is now serving over 1600 students in 21 schools in Walton and Okaloosa Counties.  We are committed to providing critical access to healthy, easy to prepare food the children in our community need. For more information on how you can help us fight childhood hunger in our community please contact info@fftfl.org.  

    Posted by Sarah Schmidt
  • Thank you First NBC Bank for your generous donation!

     

    Thank you to First NBC Bank for donating $1500 to Food For Thought Outreach Inc at their Destin Branch Grand Opening!

    Thanks to both the Sandestin & Destin branches for the donation as well as all the First NBC employees who have become active volunteers at FFT!

    #YouCanHelp #FightChildHunger #Volunteer#Donate #Sponsor #FirstNBCBank

    Posted by Sarah Schmidt
  • Eggs on the Beach Raised $28,500!

    Eggs on the Beach raised $28,500 dollars! As one of the two benefitting charities, Food For Thought Outreach Inc received $12,500!

    Thank you to all the Sponsors, Judges, our Cook Team, Volunteers, Guests, and our Kids Area team - Frios Gourmet Pops - 30A PopStop, Rent Gear Here and Abrakadoodle Art Education and Parties- NWF!

    “We rely on community donations to be able to feed students year round,” says FFT Founder, Tiffanie Nelson. “Our partnership with Eggs on the Beach will help fund growing needs in both Walton and Okaloosa Counties.”

     

     

     

    Posted by Tiffanie Nelson
  • Seeing Red Wine Festival Volunteers Needed

    Food For Thought is looking for 8 volunteers to help us during the VIP Check In at the Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation - Seeing Red Wine Festival 
    Confirm your shift by emailing info@fftfl.org 
    Saturday November 5th in Seaside 
    -We need 6 volunteers from 11:30-2:00p 
    -Two volunteers from 2-4:30
    Details - 
    We will be outside checking in VIP guests, prepping goodie bags & wine glasses. Volunteers are required to wear all black for this event and will be on their feet most of the shift. 
    Posted by Tiffanie Nelson
  • Food For Thought Outreach Open Position

    Qualified candidates would love managing multiple priorities, working in a fast paced, changing work place and have a love for our purpose as an organization. 

    Please submit your resume to tiffanie@fftfl.org 

    Full Time Operations Manager 

    POSITION OVERVIEW:

    The Operations Manager will work with the Executive Director and Food For Thought support team in the planning, execution and follow up fundraising events & functions, projects, membership drive and corporate sponsorship. The Operations Manager will also support the administrative duties related to the facilities, vendors, providers and partners for all projects and outreach efforts. This position works to bring together the members, volunteers, donors and sponsors through various events throughout the calendar year. The Operations Manager will ensure all daily needs of the business are met.

    As a team member of Food For Thought Outreach, we work together to fight childhood hunger in our community. Our Mission comes before all other tasks and duties. Team members are advocates and representatives of our work and hold a shared passion for the Mission and Values of our Organization. Growth is to be expected and welcomed in this work and will bring an ever-changing landscape for the team. As a member of a small team, we are all expected to share in the work from the day-to-day tasks to high-level strategy.

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

    • Updates and maintains the FFT Blog, e-mail blasts, web content and other outreach via mail, phone and social media

    • Responsible for select social media and web based support for the Organization

    • Creates tools and operating procedures necessary to maintain records and databases

    • Participates in all planning sessions for events, fundraisers and outreach functions

    • Responsible for auction support and planning

    • Maintains relationships with vendors, donors and sponsors within the community

    • Works with Project Coordinator to ensure tasks are completed

    • Regularly reports to Executive Director on all areas of the Organization

    • Must be present for all events and networking opportunities

    • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related tasks as needed

      SCHEDULE AND AVAILABILITY:

      Employees may be required to attend events and/or be available to work days, nights, weekends and holidays to meet the needs of the Organization.

      KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

      Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to make quick and accurate decisions are essential. Positive and outgoing personality is a must. Must have a strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and social media networks.

      CONDITIONS OF WORK:

      While performing the duties of this position, the employee may be exposed to the elements including wet and/or hu- mid conditions, extreme heat, and rain. This position requires travel within the service areas of the organization and requires the employee the regularly drive a company vehicle. Employees are frequently required to use climb, sit, reach, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. Employees must regularly lift and/or move up to 40 pounds.

      Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

      This Job Description represents an overview of the responsibilities for the above referenced position. It is not intended to represent a comprehensive list of responsibilities. An employee should perform all duties as assigned by management.

     

     

    Posted by Tiffanie Nelson