FORT WALTON BEACH — Catholic Charities of Northwest Florida is preparing to provide Thanksgiving meals to nearly 200 local families in need.
The charity, whose Fort Walton Beach office serves residents of both Okaloosa and Walton counties, is in great need of traditional Thanksgiving foods and other staples to meet the demand.
All donations are welcome. There is a particular need for stuffing mix, corn, green beans, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, potato mixes (mashed, scalloped, etc.), gravy (canned or mix) pie filling, soup, other canned vegetables, pork and beans and other canned or dry beans, corn muffin mix and macaroni and cheese.
Cash donations are also welcome.
Donations may be dropped off at the Catholic Charities food pantry, 11 First St., Fort Walton Beach, or arrangements can be made for pick-up. Monday through Thursday hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for donations; and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for people seeking assistance with groceries.
Call Kelly Humphrey at 737-2825 for details.