Food For Thought Outreach collected more food last month at the PB and J Soiree at Beachy Beach Destin Real Estate than they ever have before at any one single event.
"This was an amazing out pouring of support for our first official collection for the Destin area, said Tiffanie Shelton, founder of Food For Thought. We are lucky to collect this much food in a six week drive, much less a couple of hours. FFT has been serving Walton County school children for the past three years.
Recently, Shelton and her organization made the commitment to expand into the Destin area, starting with Destin Elementary school in the upcoming school year.
Knowing that, Beachy Beach 30A and Destin offices which recently pledged support to Food For Thought, decided to use their grand opening celebration on June 25 as a vehicle to share Food For Thought's mission.
More than 200 guests came and brought jars of peanut butter and jelly for the food drive and many made cash donations thanks to generous raffle prize donations like a weekend vacation from Destin Escapes Vacation Rentals and an IPAD mini from Setco Services.
In just a couple of hours, nearly $2,500 was collected in cash donations and more than $1,200 in food was collected, which was a great start for the move into the Destin area. But the work is certainly not done; Food for Thought depends on a very active volunteer base and looks to recruit volunteers for the efforts in Destin just as they have in Walton County.
Community members are welcome to drop off donations to the Beachy Beach Destin office at 200 Calusa Blvd, Suite 100 next to Destin Plastic Surgery Center.