AFTD’s Food for Thought


Food for Thought (FFT) is a grassroots campaign held during FTD Awareness Week, the first week of October each year. Food for Thought’s goal is to raise funds to fight FTD, while raising awareness across the country, with some flavor. 

As we all know, FTD is life-altering for those affected as well as for their loved ones.  Yet this disease is little known and poorly understood.  This campaign seeks to make more people aware and knowledgeable of FTD while involving some food/drink.

In 2013, there were 56 events in 25 states. In 2014, there were 80 events in 36 states. Fall 2015 saw us take this work global, with 80 awareness events held around the world. AFTD volunteers hosted 61 Food for Thought events in 32 states and Washington, D.C., and people in eight countries joined forces to host approximately 20 additional awareness events during the first ever World FTD Awareness Week!

Food for Thought 2015 has concluded and preparations for 2016’s campaign will begin in spring of next year. In the meantime, if you are interested in hosting an independent event, please contact Bridget at [email protected] with your idea(s).

Event hosts: Looking for an easy online platform to raise funds to support AFTD? Access our Givezooks! fundraising campaign platform here.

Together, we’ll spread FTD awareness from Connecticut to California!


Food for Thought 2015 Map: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington, Washington, D.C., and Wisconsin.

Congratulations to Maryland for hosting the most Food for Thought events–five!