Good Afternoon. Food For Thought Outreach will hold a food drive in our Destin area pantry on November 11th and December 9th. We are hoping that you and your businesses could help us promote this event. This is our fist food drive in this location. Our outreach in Okaloosa County is growing rapidly. We now reach 4 Okaloosa County schools and 305 students per week. Food For Thought also serves Walton County and combined we reach 700 students in 11 schools. This all adds up to 40,000 food items per week and during the holidays the need is even more critical since the children miss so many school supported meals.
During Thanksgiving and Christmas we provide families in our program access to food to support their children during the holiday break and food for a traditional holiday meal. We appreciate your support as we work to fight childhood hunger in our community.
Carly Harmer will at the Destin pantry on 220 Main St on these dates to welcome your donations and answer questions. Our Santa Rosa Beach location will also be open on these days to accept donations. Attached is graphic to support the food drive.