Food for Thought

Although frontotemporal degeneration (FTD) is a devastating disease for all whose lives it touches, it remains far too little known and poorly understood. If you would like to help to change that, AFTD’s Food for Thought campaign is for you.

Food for Thought is a grassroots fundraising and awareness campaign focusing on food and FTD education. Held the last week of September through the first week of October, Food for Thought encompasses World FTD Awareness Week. During this time, people across the world “Take Time with Friends and Family. Take Action.”

COVID-19 Update:

This year, although the campaign will take place in circumstances dramatically altered by COVID-19, the people we serve need our work more than ever – and the central focus of our campaign is unchanged. With health and safety as top priorities, we encourage you as a first choice to host a virtual Food for Thought event or choose another creative alternative. In some communities, in accordance with local and state guidelines, it may be possible to host a small gathering, if your own comfort and sense of safety permit. By focusing on food, fun and connection, your event can help to bring others together – and inspire them to make a difference – during an isolating year.

Hungry to Make a Difference?

If you’re ready to take a bite out of FTD, we have the resources to make it happen. Simply follow the steps below and you’ll be well on your way to putting your state on the map and aid in nationwide resolve against FTD!

Host Toolkit: first, a guide from start to finish, on how to be a successful Food for Thought host.

Contact Form: next, complete this to be connected with a trained, volunteer Food for Thought liaison for one-on-one support throughout the campaign.

Event Details Form: then, submit this once you’ve finalized your plans to request educational and awareness materials for your event.

Classy: finally, create your online fundraising page to streamline donations at your event and further spread FTD awareness.

Post Event Form: after you’ve hosted your event, fill this out by October 19th and your name will appear in our Fall 2020 Newsletter!