Destin Harvest purchased a 20' refrigerated Freightliner M2 recently with funds awarded through Impact 100 of Northwest Florida. The truck will be used to rescue donated foods in Fort Walton Beach and Destin from local grocers and food providers and then deliver to feeding programs in Okaloosa and Walton County.
Destin Harvest was elected by 220 generous local women, Impact 100 of Northwest Florida, to receive $110k that will empower their operation and network of feeding programs in Okaloosa County, the Okaloosa Hunger Coalition. Destin Harvest will also be using funds to purchase refrigerators, freezers and other equipment for local feeding programs to increase their capacity to store and distribute foods. The remaining funds will be used to fund a weekly pick up route of 10 stores in Fort Walton Beach.
The new truck will have sponsorships printed along both sides of its body by the end of March. This presents a great opportunity for local businesses to support Destin Harvest's effort to eliminate hunger in Northwest Florida.
Destin Harvest currently delivers more than 100,000 pounds of foods at no cost to 40 feeding programs in Okaloosa and Walton County every month. Feeding programs include soup kitchens, food pantries, food giveaways, and emergency shelters. The organization was founded in 2007 and continues to grow each year with the local support of small businesses and local foundations.