• Thank you to the 2016 Food For Thought Corporate Sponsors!

    Our Corporate Sponsors are invaluable to the work we do at Food For Thought.  Their financial contribution helps us reach our fundraising goals and their volunteer hours help us serve our mission.  Thank you for your support!

    Posted by Sarah Schmidt
  • Thank you to our newest corporate sponsor Resort Quest

    Food For Thought is proud to partner with Resort Quest to fight childhood hunger in our community.  Thank you Resort Quest for your financial contribution and your monthly volunteer commitment.  We could not feed hungry children without support like yours.  
    Posted by Sarah Schmidt
  • Thank you to our Fresh Produce Partners!

    We all know the importance of fresh produce in our diets especially for growing and developing children.  Food For Thought would like to thank Townsend Catering and Mellow Mushroom of Destin for providing fresh fruit for the weekly backpacks.  


    Townsend Catering has been a partner of Food For Thought for 6 years!  

    Mellow Mushroom is in its second year of providing fresh fruit to our Okaloosa County schools and has been a huge support to many of our events.

    Thank you to both organizations for your partnership and dedication to ending childhood hunger in our community!

    Posted by Sarah Schmidt
  • Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation gives $2.66 million to local charities!

    Thank you Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation for donating $2.66 million to local children's charities in our community.  Food For Thought is incredibly grateful to be one of your recipients!  $175,000 is a huge gift to our organization that will help feed children in need in Walton and Okalossa Counties!  Thank you for believing in our mission and helping to make our community a better place!



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  • Bud & Alley's Pizza Bar and Bud & Alley's to Host Benefit with Donner-Peltier Distillers

    For Immediate Release

    Bud & Alley’s Pizza Bar and Bud & Alley’s to Host Benefit with Donner-Peltier Distillers

     Seaside, FL – Local hot spots Bud & Alley’s Pizza Bar and Bud & Alley’s and Donner-Peltier Distillers will be hosting an “Evening of Giving Back” to benefit the charity, Food for Thought. The charity event will be held Saturday, August 27 from 5:00-10:00 p.m. at Bud & Alley’s Pizza Bar and Bud & Alley’s waterfront restaurant located at 2236 East County Road 30-A in Seaside.

     The “Evening of Giving Back” is a series of charity events taking place at several Emerald Coast bars/restaurants throughout the summer, where proceeds from the sales of the cocktail dubbed Summer on 30A will benefit a local cause.

    The series was the idea of Donner-Peltier Distillers’ Johnny Culpepper, who sought a way to introduce Donner-Peltier’s craft-distilled spirits to the Emerald Coast – with a little something extra to make it even more special. “After we debuted the Summer on 30A at a film festival in the area, it became quite apparent in a very short time that we had a winner on our hands; people immediately loved it! We figured it would be a wonderful thing to connect with more people but attach it to something greater — and that’s how the idea came into being,” said Culpepper. “The concept spread, and the local restaurateurs were eager to participate.”

    The new Summer on 30A was invented by Corey Jernigan, head bartender at The Pearl Hotel in Rosemary Beach. It is a mix of Oryza® gin or vodka, lemon juice, watermelon, basil infused cane syrup, elderflower, and Giffard's Vanille du Madagascar. It is slightly tart, sweet, very aromatic, and an altogether refreshing summer treat.

    Donner-Peltier is a locally-sourced, micro-distiller. Located in the heart of Louisiana’s sugar cane country, it is the only distiller in the world to make vodka from long-grain rice and rum from Louisiana sugarcane.

    Founded in Thibodaux, Louisiana in 2012, Donner-Peltier Distillers has a diverse product line including Oryza Gin, Oryza Vodka, Rougaroux Sugarshine Rum, Rougaroux Full Moon Rum, Rougaroux 13 Pennies Praline Rum and LA1 Whiskey. In just a few short years, Donner-Peltier spirits have won numerous awards and genuine admiration throughout the region; and enjoy ever-increasing demand.


    Posted by Sarah Schmidt