DH has been in operation since 2007. The program originally started out with one truck picking up foods from local restaurants. At the time, DH was picking up maybe a couple thousand pounds of food a month. By 2010, DH started picking up foods directly from grocery stores and food volume skyrocketed. DH has continued to conduct food rescue with local grocery stores and food retailers in Destin, and since has added all retailers in Santa Rosa Beach, Defuniak, Fort Walton Beach, and Niceville.
Types of Feeding Programs
Destin Harvest distributes foods directly to food pantries, shelters, meals on wheels, kids programs, churches that host food giveaways, and various other programs in Okaloosa and Walton County
Destin Harvest Bridges The Gap Between Food Surplus & Local Hunger.
Why We Do It
Every day thousands of Floridians go hungry. Some are sick, unemployed, or homeless. Many are elderly. Many are in working families, military, or retired veterans.
Yet each day thousands of pounds of good, fresh food are thrown away in our community. However grocery stores and food retailers are able to donate their “unexpected overages” without hesitating about liability. Destin Harvest delivers the wholesome food immediately to agencies feeding those in need in Okaloosa and Walton counties.
Who We Serve
Destin Harvest’s objective is to effectively supplement all qualifying feeding programs, such as soup kitchens, food pantries and homeless shelters, within Okaloosa and Walton County with free nutritious foods.
Meeting a New Need
There are more people in need of food all over the United States than ever before. Meeting this need has prompted new strategies for securing more volume than ever and setting up smart and efficient drive through food giveaways to feed thousands of food insecure families and service workers without jobs.
Our Staff and Board of Directors
Destin Harvest is a small organization making a profound impact on food insecurity along the panhandle of Florida.
- Executive Director
- Program Coordinator
Board of Directors