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Newman-Dailey Honored as the #1 Fundraising Team for Food For Thought's Stock the Pantry

We are blessed to live and work in one of the most beautiful and friendly destinations in the U.S. and to show our gratitude the team at Newman-Dailey is passionate about giving back to the local community.

Food for Thought plays a critical role in fighting hunger and food insecurity among students in Walton and Okaloosa Counties. One of their leading events each year is Stock the Pantry, which was held virtually in 2020 due to the pandemic.

While Newman-Dailey was the #1 Fundraising Team in 2019 gathering more than 78,399 food items, participation in the 2020 event seemed like an unsurmountable task during COVID-19. When we got the news of the virtual fundraiser, vacation rentals were banned, most of the team was furloughed and there was a great deal of economic uncertainty. We were about to bow out when our property manager, Lisa Morgan said “I was thinking about it—every dollar counts. What if we just raise $5000 this year? It would help feed 1,000 students that week!”  Then our CEO Jeanne Dailey said, “if you raise $8000, Newman-Dailey will match it!” With a goal in mind, Team Newman-Dailey was off and running!

We love a goal (we’re highly competitive) and we love helping people (service is in our DNA). We started having weekly competitions among our team to see who could raise the most. Next thing you know, we’d achieved our $8000 goal! Then we raised it to $20,000 and we achieved it! Then we raised it to $40,000 AND we reached it! Through the passion of our team and generosity of our friends, family, owners, guests and clients, we raised $49,797 for students and families in need!

In 2020, Food for Thought had a lofty goal of raising $150,000 to feed more than 3,300 students signed up for 2020-2021 school year. With the help of more than 11 fundraising teams and countless individual donations, Food for Thought exceeded their goal, and received $204,573 to fight food insecurity in our community!

Food for Thought shared the following video and to show just what their services mean during this difficult time.  If you’re interested in joining Newman-Dailey in supporting this worthwhile cause, learn more at

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Published on Monday, November 16, 2020