Our goal is to provide the children with options that are both healthy and easy for them to prepare themselves. For example, canned foods with pop tops or pull tabs are preferred as no can opener is required. Glass jars may break so we cannot accept anything in a glass jar. Food donations are accepted at Good News UMC in Santa Rosa Beach, Little Red in WaterColor, Grayt Coffee in Grayton Beach or Pizza By The Sea in WaterColor. The following is a list of examples of the kind of food we need during the regular school year:
- Fresh Fruit
- Fresh loaves of wheat bread
- Peanut Butter
- Low sugar jelly
- Healthy snacks: granola/cereal bars or crackers
- Apple sauce or boxed raisins
- Canned chicken or tuna
- Instant oatmeal or non-sugary breakfast cereal
All donations we receive support our mission directly . For this reason, your donations have an immediate impact on the children we are helping. If you would like to make a donation to help support Food For Thought, these can be made at any Hancock Bank location or by using our PayPal option. For $50 you can support 5 children per month or you can support one child for the year with a $125 donation.
You can now securely submit your cash donations online using your credit card with PayPal or simply use your PayPal account. Click on the "Subscribe" button or the "Donate" button. Once you have done so, you will then be prompted to complete your credit card transaction.
Use this PayPal option to make regular monthly recurring donations to Food for Thought:
Use this PayPal option to make a single donation in any amount to Food for Thought:
Additionally, donations can be made at any Whitney Bank location in Walton County, FL. Simply notify the bank that you wish for your deposit to go to the Food for Thought Outreach account. For a list of Whitney Bank locations, click here.
Many hands make light work, and we are always looking for volunteers willing to donate their time and effort doing things like shopping for the food, delivering the food to the packing room, packing the bags, taking them to the school, and picking up the empty bags. We also need volunteers who can help organize donations and fund-raise. We provide a monthly volunteer schedule so you can help according to your ability. We simply could not do what we do without our volunteers and partners in the community. If you would like to help Food for Thought by volunteering, please contact us.