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Welcome to the FK FAMILY!
EAT TO GIVE AT FK YOUR DIET

What is FK Your Diet?

Owners: Doug Miller & Amy Eldridge

Owners: Doug Miller & Amy Eldridge

As a foster kid (that’s what the FK stands for!) I was introduced to a number of different chefs growing up (foster moms = chef).  To be honest, they were some of the most horrible chefs. Nine out of ten days the meals were awful! But… Ohh! on that tenth day the clouds would part and their inner Betty Crocker (if you’re young, Betty Crocker was the original Pinterest for cooking) would emerge with vigor. The meal would be fit for a king. I spent 12 years as a traveling foster kid. Each new home had a new chef to stretch your taste buds (some good, but mostly not so much :)). 

I never had much growing up, but I was fed. I didn't have the latest anything or the cool clothes, but I knew the chef was going to make her special recipe, Merry Christmas to me! So… food was a big thing for me. On the good meal days, I was like everyone else, I felt worthy and loved. Those meals are the ones on our menu. I hope they make you feel the same way. 

After graduating from high school, I used all my experience and training as a foster kid to start a career in sales. It was a rewarding career that allowed me to afford a great life. If you ask me how I'm doing I always answer “LIVING THE DREAM”. Like many, I got married, had a couple of sons and started showing my love for them the only way I knew how COOKING! I would cook for all the kids in the neighborhood and introduce them to foster kid cuisine. Some of those kids never left my house after eating. Lol! The kids I really liked to cook for were the ones who had it tough. You know, the poor kids like me. They really appreciated it. I was spending $500 per week at the grocery store to show my love to them.  Now the kids are in various different stages in life like college or starting their careers.

Amy (my girlfriend) and I decided to retire to Florida at the ripe old age of 45. After taking a year and a half off, we have decided to open FK Your Diet to showcase foster kid food and give back to that community. Five percent of our revenue will be donated to foster kids. Not only will you get a great meal, but you will also be helping some child feel a little better. 

Thank you for the honor of being your foster parent while you’re in our restaurant.
We hope you enjoy!

Warm Regards.
Doug Miller & Amy Eldridge.

Location

19630 South Tamiami Trail
Fort Myers Florida, 33908
We are conveniently located right off of State Route 41 directly across from Wood Smoke Camp Ground in the Estero/San Carlos area.

 

Hours

Monday - 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday - 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday - 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday - 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday - 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday: 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday: 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM


Contact

Phone: 239-245-8877
We do take take out orders over the phone! Give us a call.

E-mail: fkyourdiet@gmail.com

 

Ways to Help Local Foster Kids with FK Your Diet

 
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Eat at FK

Just by eating at FK Your Diet you are giving back to local foster children in Lee County. We give back 5% of our revenue to local agencies such as Every Child Initiative, Lutheran Services and Children’s Network of SWFL. It is very important to Doug and Amy that all donations stay local and it directly goes to the kids!

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DONATE

Enter to Win painting by local artist Shelee Dillinger

When you make a donation you will be added to our drawing to win a beautiful painting by local artists Shealee Dillinger of The Artoscope. This gorgeous painting was graciously donated by Shealee.
Among the painting there will be various prizes including $100 gift card to FK!
Click the DONATE button above to ENTER!

FK Your Diet has been asked to cater a special graduation ceremony on May 24th.  There are a total of 18 foster children in SWFL graduating high school and aging out of the foster care system in May. SWFL Foster Parents Association is holding its first ever graduation celebration this year for graduating foster children.  Just graduating high school is a huge feat major for these kiddos.  These 18 kids have broken the norm according to national statistics that 1 in 4 kids who age out of the system will not graduate from high school or be able to pass their GED.

We have approximately $15,000 to raise for this special project.  As always we appreciate all of our FK’S family’s ongoing support to help foster children in SWFL.  If you would like to contribute to help purchase laptops for our proud 2019 graduates, please stop by the restaurant or click the “Donate” button above.

Let’s all join together and help these kiddos!

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Volunteer at FK

There are plenty of volunteer opportunities at FK Your Diet. You can always volunteer your time by working at the restaurant and help with special events. Do you have special talent or skill set? Let us know!

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