Staff Writer
The Destin Log

Food For Fines

During the month of December the Destin Library will accept donations of food and hygiene items for the Harvest House Food Pantry as payment for overdue fines. Donations should be of approximately equivalent value to the amount of your fines. Favorites include peanut butter, canned meats, and dried pasta.

Forgot your food? No problem! You can also donate the amount of your fines in cash to Harvest House to get your account cleared.

To learn more about the work Harvest House does for our community, visit

Expired food items or donations that may have been compromised by damaged packaging will not be accepted. The Food for Fines program cannot be used to pay for lost or damaged library materials. Call 837-8572.

Village Angel Tree Ministry

Village Baptist Church will have Christmas programs for the women at Path of Grace and their children and families in the area Dec. 17 at the church. Meals and refreshments will be served to more than 500 people who will attend the programs. Presents with toys and winter clothes will be given to more than 550, plus turkey dinner fixings and a bag of groceries for a week.

Angels can be adopted at Gold’s Gym in Fort Walton Beach and Miramar Beach, Barbery Coast Barbershop on Main Street in Destin, Christiano’s Restaurant in Santa Rosa Beach, and The Preserve at Henderson Beach Apartments on Commons Drive in Destin. Toys may also be donated at the Destin Community Center and at Village Baptist Church on Sundays. Call Deb Hoadley at 850-714-2389 or email for more information.

Donations are needed by Dec. 10, but will be taken until week before Christmas.

Stock the Stocking

Stop by the Santa Rosa Beach or Destin pantry to pick up a stocking to stock for Food For Thought to give to families. Wish list includes peanut butter, jelly, healthy snacks, macaroni and cheese, breakfast items, soup, vegetables, fruit cups and applesauce. Easy open items and no glass.

Walmart and Sam’s Club gift cards also accepted. The stocking goes directly to a child in your community.

Or visit to make a donation of $30 or more information. Return filled stockings by Dec. 20.