Michelle Abrams

Local nonprofits vie for Wind Creek grants

Local nonprofits vie for Wind Creek grants

Nonprofits throughout Alabama and North Florida are vying for a portion of $125,000 in grants to be awarded as part of Wind Creek Hospitality’s Partners in Progress Video Contest. Among the 92 organizations that applied are two nonprofits based in Navarre: Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge and Outreach Navarre Inc. d.b.a. Weekend Food Program. Read the […]

Local hero runners fight hunger for children

Local hero runners fight hunger for children

Hundreds of heroes, many dressed in capes, took to Navarre Beach Saturday to support hungry children in our area for the Hunger Heroes 5K fun run. The fundraiser supports Outreach Navarre Inc. and the Weekend Food Program, a nonprofit that aims to support children in poverty with food and education opportunities.   Read the full […]

New on Weekend Food Program menu: Financial literacy

New on Weekend Food Program menu: Financial literacy

Holley Navarre Middle School sixth-graders are learning to balance a budget, invest for the future and much more thanks to donations from Outreach Navarre LLC, more commonly known as the Weekend Food Program. The school has received copies of Foundations in Personal Finance workbooks, activity pages and web resources through Outreach Navarre. Read the full […]

Successful financial planning starts young

Successful financial planning starts young

High schoolers who have a credit card will graduate with an average debt of $1,585, according to research by student loan provider Sallie Mae. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development found that 60 percent of 15-year-old Americans are not financially literate on the basics of handling money. As more financial planners, including nationally known […]

#GivingTuesday results in thousands for nonprofits

#GivingTuesday results in thousands for nonprofits

November is the month of money for Navarre as local nonprofit groups received thousands of dollars in donations as part of #GivingTuesday and other fundraising events. The largest recipient of the November love was Refuge for Women of the Emerald Coast. Refuge for Women is national program that offers victims of human trafficking a safe […]

Weekend Food Program keeps on growing

Weekend Food Program keeps on growing

Hundreds of students throughout Navarre qualify for free or reduced-price meals through the school district due to family financial need. The school provides them with breakfast and lunch, Monday through Friday, but on the weekend they could be facing an empty belly. But starting this week, these students need not fear as they discovered bags […]

Local hero receives national recognition

Local hero receives national recognition

Michelle Abrams, co-leader of the Weekend Food Program Navarre, was in for a surprise Tuesday. In honor of her efforts to feed hundreds of hungry children in Navarre, Abrams was named Culver’s national Portrait of a Hero recipient. Each year the contest recognizes an outstanding individual picked from across the nation for going above and […]

Local ‘Love Your Neighbor’ advocate lands national award nomination

Local ‘Love Your Neighbor’ advocate lands national award nomination

Last Friday night Michelle Abrams was surprised to find out she had been chosen as one of 25 finalists for the nation-wide Portrait of a Hero contest put on by Culver’s. Abrams was nominated for her leadership with the Weekend Food Program which provides food for children who might not otherwise have it over the […]

Weekend Food Program feeds Navarre’s children

Weekend Food Program feeds Navarre’s children

Hundreds of students struggling with hunger in Navarre have full bellies during the weekend thanks to the Weekend Food Program (FWP). WFP provides food insecure students in South Santa Rosa County who qualify for free and reduced lunch through the school system with bags full of food to tide them through the weekend. The program […]

Hotel Equities steps in to help Weekend Food Program

Hotel Equities steps in to help Weekend Food Program

Hotel Equities’ Revenue Manager Mike Lorea didn’t hesitate to jump into action when he was approached about helping out with the Weekend Food Program in South Santa Rosa County. At the Springhill Suites on Pensacola Beach Tuesday afternoon, he and members of his staff  were on hand participating in a regional training conference and they […]

Navarre’s newest 5K to support 3 local charities

Navarre’s newest 5K to support 3 local charities

Ludgina Dieujuste is on a mission to make it possible to help yourself while helping others. Dieujuste, Navarre resident and running enthusiast, is planning a 5K called “I Embody All Things Great 5K: Moving for a Purpose.” The name is a mouthful but that might be because there is a lot to it. “We all […]