Food For Thought Outreach Receives Donation from Trustmark
August 8, 2013 by SoWal Staff
Food For Thought Outreach, Inc. recently announced that Trustmark Bank, of Okaloosa and Walton Counties, recently raised and donated $2,115.86 to the organization. Trustmark Bank ran a fundraising campaign to support Food For Thought for the entire month of June. Lenny's Sub Shop in Destin and Wing Stop in Destin also helped and contributed to the bank branches’ efforts by offering discounts and free food coupons for anyone that donated at least $5 dollars to the campaign. Eight branches in both counties participated and collected a total of $1,115.86. Trustmark Bank then matched donations up to $1000.00 which brought the total collected to over $2K donated to Food For Thought. The branches also collected two bins of program appropriate food donations for the children served by the organization. The food and money will serve Food For Thought’s growing outreach for the new school year. The funds raised will fill the organization’s pantry for at least four weeks.
“We are so honored that Trustmark would dedicate their efforts toward helping our organization,” says Tiffanie Shelton, Founder of Food For Thought Outreach, Inc. “It makes me so happy to see a business and their team work together to help support the needs of their local community. The efforts of all the Trustmark employees is greatly appreciated and will make a real impact as we prepare for back to school.”
Food For Thought is now preparing for the new school year with their back to school food drive that will run from August 1 - September 6. To learn more about the organization, to volunteer, to make a donation, or to find food donation drop off locations, visit them online at www.foodforthoughtfl.org or find them on Facebook/Food For Thought Outreach Inc. You can also mail donations to: 174 Watercolor Way, Suite 103 #286, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459.
Trustmark VP, Jonathan Ochs presents Tiffanie Shelton, Food For Thought Founder with the donation check. L to R: Marcia Lindner, Denise Baxter, Linda Jones, Jonathan Ochs, Bobbie Celano, Tiffanie Shelton, Judy Lenderman