Little girl with bag of food. Hunger in Okaloosa and Walton County is a very real issue for children, families, active duty military, and retired veterans struggling each day just to satisfy basic needs. For a young child, outside of school hours, to be without food is a hidden reality faced everyday by teachers, churches, shelters, and other local service programs. And for a working mother to go hungry sacrificing a package of noodles, or frozen dinner, just to feed her child is also a dim reality that goes frequently unseen.

Destin Harvest bridges the gap between food surplus and food insecurity each month by capturing over 140,000 pounds of fresh and frozen meats, dairy items, breads and pastries, fruits, vegetables, and nonperishable items and then distributes it all for free to local feeding programs in Fort Walton Beach, Crestview, Holt, Destin, Santa Rosa Beach, and Defuniak Springs. DH distributed over 1.7 million pounds of food last year to 40 feeding programs in Okaloosa and Walton County. DH’s operation is exceptionally efficient since it doesn’t warehouse or store any of the food picked up on a daily basis. Every pound of food is distributed out to the community the same day!

Destin Harvest’s role in the community — rescuing high-volume food surplus from local grocery retailers and restaurants, and distributing it all out for free to 40 local organizations that serve thousands of  hardworking local families and individuals — is tremendously valuable. For more information about our organization or how we operate please refer to  About Us.  If you have any questions about our operation please contact us and we’ll make sure to get back to you!

Together, we can make a difference, one meal at a time.

La Paz – Local Support Dinner May 13th

Destin Harvest invites local business owners and active members of the community to a fajita dinner generously hosted by La Paz on Saturday night, May 13th. We’ll be sharing highlights from the past 10 years of local food rescue and hunger relief efforts, and speaking on our commitment, and the ongoing need, to continue. We aim to shed light on the sad, hungry reality facing hundreds of families in our own county and what’s currently being done to address it. Please come out and eat with us, and learn how you can help.

Destin Harvest’s Major Sponsors

Impact 100 of Northwest FloridaHarbor Docks, Destin Florida