Food for Thought collects over 300,000 food items for children in Walton and Okaloosa Counties

Local News

SANTA ROSA BEACH, Fla. (WMBB) — A food drive to feed hungry children in the Panhandle raised over 336,000 food items on Thursday.

The Food for Thought organization has been hosting the ‘Stock the Pantry Party’ for six years in Walton and Okaloosa Counties.

The fundraiser was held at the Santa Rosa Beach pantry. Teams competed with food drives and the Newman Daily Resort Properties brought in over 78,000 food items alone.

Thursday’s event is just one fundraiser for the ‘Food for Thought’ program. the organization provides backpacks filled with healthy, easy to prepare food for students who are dependent on free or reduced school meals.

Food for Thought serves 32 schools in Walton and Okaloosa Counties, providing backpacks full of food for over 3,300 students each week. If you would like to donate food or money, or even your time, you can find more information on their website.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Latest Local News Video

Panama City park on Beach Drive getting a makeover

Thumbnail for the video titled "Panama City park on Beach Drive getting a makeover"

Bay County preparing for hurricane season amid coronavirus

Thumbnail for the video titled "Bay County preparing for hurricane season amid coronavirus"

Bay District Schools displays Hurricane Michael recovery progress

Thumbnail for the video titled "Bay District Schools displays Hurricane Michael recovery progress"

Congressman: Pandemic having a major impact on mental health

Thumbnail for the video titled "Congressman: Pandemic having a major impact on mental health"

short term insurance woes

Thumbnail for the video titled "short term insurance woes"

Changes coming for big events after race track shooting

Thumbnail for the video titled "Changes coming for big events after race track shooting"
More Local News