In May 2017, The St. Joe Community Foundation awarded $20,000 to us to assist with backpack funding for the 2017-2018 school year for DeFuniak Springs area students of Walton County. The demand in Defuniak Springs has been growing with over 1,250 students in 7 schools in that area alone over the past 3 years. This donation from the St. Joe Community Foundation will help serve these schools specifically by providing them with backpacks filled with healthy food this upcoming school year. We are so grateful to receive this generous donation, which will be a huge help to fulfill the increasing number of backpacks needed during the 2017-2018 school year.