food drive

Food drive focuses on healthy options

Food drive focuses on healthy options

When well-meaning donors drop off food at banks for those in need, sometimes they do not realize the nutritional value of that donation can affect the health of a family. Donations may have a lower-than-ideal nutritional content because donors do not know better or because they believe the less healthy option is more affordable, said […]

Food drive nets nearly 13,000 pounds

Food drive nets nearly 13,000 pounds

Navarre Post Office workers had several thousand pounds of extra cargo Saturday thanks to the annual national food drive put on by the United States Postal Service. The cargo was food donations from citizens, left at their mailboxes. Read the full article in the May 16 issue of Navarre Press. Visit https://navarrepress.com/subscribe/ to view subscription […]

Caring and Sharing splits donations with Hurricane Michael relief

Caring and Sharing splits donations with Hurricane Michael relief

While rivalry week tends to be a competitive time between Navarre and Gulf Breeze high schools, this year’s food drive steered away from the traditional competition to respond to a need within the wider community. The annual Caring and Sharing rivalry canned food drive, held Oct. 17-27, moved to divide donations between the local Santa […]

Caring and Sharing brings Christmas cheer for hundreds

Caring and Sharing brings Christmas cheer for hundreds

Caring and Sharing of South Santa Rosa County distributed assistance and smiles last week to hundreds of area families. The organization, whose motto is “caring enough to share,” assisted 216 families consisting of nearly 800 individuals, ranging in age from newborn to adults, with food and presents for Christmas this year. Read the full article […]

Food pantry shelves running low

Food pantry shelves running low

Along State Road 87 is a food pantry that’s been serving the community for 18 years. Recently, however, things changed significantly for ACTS Ministries when they dropped USDA due to certain stipulations the organization holds. “We’re a church, we’re a ministry. We couldn’t pray with people, we couldn’t minister to them,” said Pastor Doug Barber […]

Caring and Sharing feeds a community

Caring and Sharing feeds a community

What began as a one-family mission to bring toys to local children for Christmas has grown into an organization that serves more than 200 families over the holiday season.  Caring and Sharing first began when the Holley-Navarre Fire Station collected toys for local children for Christmas.  At the time, Don VanDerryt was the newly appointed […]