Volunteers bagged 85,000 pounds of fresh produce during the 11th annual Crop Drop.

DESTIN — Nearly 700 volunteers from across the Florida Panhandle joined together in Destin on Saturday morning for the annual Crop Drop.


Volunteers bagged 85,000 pounds of fresh produce to help feed 24,000 people during the Thanksgiving holiday.


This year was the 11th annual Crop Drop, which was launched in Destin by Thrivent Financial. In 2012, Sharing Hands Network came on board as a co-organizer to help expand the program.


This year's participating food pantries and feeding programs came from locations across a wide geographic reach from Pensacola to Panama City, and as far north as Florala, Alabama.