We are grateful and honored to announce that Destin Harvest has received a $5k matching grant from First Nation Group! This is a tremendous contribution to our operation and a great opportunity for others to make a donation in tandem! Every fourteen cents covers the operating cost for one pound of food, or meal, DH is able to deliver for free to feeding programs in NWFL! Thank you First Nation Group!!
Harbor Docks 35th Annual Charity Auction
Harbor Docks Charities invites you to join us for our 35th annual charity auction to be held at Harbor Docks Downstairs. The auction will be held Saturday, August 28, 2021 with doors opening at 6 pm for the silent auction and bidding starting at 7:30 pm for the live auction. A $20 cover charge includes wonderful food and a bidder number. World famous auctioneer Ted Corcoran will be hosting the festivities.
Incredible packages will be available during the silent and live auctions. Packages include week vacations in Aspen, Colorado, Deer Valley, Utah and Livingston, Montana. There are fishing trips, restaurant packages, and, as always, Yoshie’s catered Christmas or office party for up to 30 people.
Harbor Docks Charities helps fund the annual Take-A-Kid Fishing Day. More than 8,750 children have been treated to a day of fishing on local charter boats over the past 26 years. The first Sunday in November, local children are fed breakfast, taken fishing, treated to a fish fry, and given t-shirts, and rods and reels.
Harbor Docks Charities supports Destin Harvest in its drive to feed the hungry in our area. Also, for the past 26 years Harbor Docks has provided a Thanksgiving feast for more than 29,376 guests. Monies raised have helped fund numerous homes for Habitat for Humanity.
Through your participation, you will find that this event doesn’t just benefit the local children and those amongst us who need a helping hand. This provides a rewarding experience for everyone who wants to play a role in helping our community. If you are interested in donating an item for the auction please give us a call. We can always use your help. For more information concerning any of these events call Jackie at Harbor Docks. The number is 850.837.2506.
Destin Harvest continues to distribute over 90k pounds of food to feeding programs in Okaloosa and Walton County each month. As of today, DH has distributed 544k pounds of food, or meals, to 37 local feeding programs for the year. These programs include soup kitchens, food pantries, food box programs, shelters, backpack programs, low-income daycare, meals on wheels, and others. Many of these programs depend solely on a DH truck every week to feed their regular clients. While people return to work this season, they and their family still benefit greatly from having access to local feeding programs.
Each pound of food, or meal, DH rescues and provides for free to a feeding program has an operation cost of 14 cents. Summer and early Fall are DH’s most operation-intense and expensive seasons. Please consider making a donation and becoming a Harvest Advocate to help us get food to those who need it most.
Thank you so much Target Destin for donating such highly needed food items last week! Recipient agencies including Eleanor J Johnson Youth Center, Children in Crisis, Inc. Florida, and Youth Village, Inc. were ecstatic to receive boxed cereal, snack bars, apple sauce and similar nutritious items!