Search
Close this search box.

Drive-Thru Food Giveaway happening May 18 at Northwest Florida Fairgrounds

Destin Harvest, Feeding the Gulf Coast, and the Northwest Florida Fair Association are collaborating to host a food giveaway event on Saturday, May 18th at the NWFL Fairgrounds. Feeding the […]

Destin Harvest, Feeding the Gulf Coast, and the Northwest Florida Fair Association are collaborating to host a food giveaway event on Saturday, May 18th at the NWFL Fairgrounds.

  • The event aims to provide free food to those in need within the community.

Feeding the Gulf Coast will be delivering a semi-truck loaded with 20,000 pounds of assorted produce, which volunteers will distribute to vehicles passing through the loop in the back parking lot of the fairgrounds.

  • The food giveaway will commence at 8:30 am on Saturday morning and will continue until all the food has been distributed.

“People are really struggling, and access to free foods can mean the difference of a rent or mortgage payment, filling a prescription, utilities being paid, and many other costly basic needs,” wrote Destin Harvest on social media.

The event organizers are seeking volunteers to assist with handing out the food. Interested individuals are encouraged to contact Chris at chris@destinharvest.org.

Destin Harvest, a non-profit organization dedicated to bridging the gap between food surplus and local hunger, has been actively supporting the community. In April alone, the organization delivered over 173,000 pounds of food at no cost to 39 feeding programs in Okaloosa and Walton County, bringing the year-to-date total to 645,773 pounds.

  • In 2023, Destin Harvest’s refrigerated trucks connected 1.59 million pounds of food to those in need.

The food giveaway event will take place at the Northwest Florida Fairgrounds, located at 1958 Lewis Turner Blvd, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547.

Join the conversation...

Continue reading 👇

Community Comments

“You are saying that they are plans in the future for another high school well my question would why are you wanting for. You see that the schools are are...”
Respond
“Is the child still living? Great job saving this baby.”
Respond
“Just around the corner in Mossy Head!”
Respond
“Called the number listed 850 882 6258 which asks for a mailbox number. Not helpful. Looking for more information on hiring event scheduled for July 24 & July 25”
Respond
“The baby floated from their boat about 100 ft down to my boat, where family members seen bathing suit and the wife's sent alex over to get it. When he...”
Respond
“Not a good idea, it will block traffic both at entry and exit. There is also too much water drainage that would have nowhere to go and cause flooding. Just...”
Respond
“What is an 11 month old doing in the water by itself?”
Respond
“Congratulations to you, Dr. Kelley!”
Respond
“Agreed. We made several phone calls to get a picture of Mr. Hinely. We were not provided one.”
Respond
“It would have been nice to see a photo of Mr. Hinely”
Respond