Farm Share teams with DCF to feed North Florida families

Published: Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 13:31 PM.

Farm Share is partnering with the Florida Department of Children and Families to sponsor a health fair and food distribution on Wednesday, April 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Farm Share, 18212 Blue Star Highway, in Quincy.

Families in need will be provided Farm Share food packages free of charge. Each household will receive fresh fruits, vegetables and other goods. Residents will also be provided with free dental/health screenings, and resource/ youth services information.

Last year, Farm Share provided more than $40 million in food to more than one million Florida families. Most of the food is distributed through a community network of church food pantries, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, senior centers, and veterans groups.

Farm Share is the largest fresh produce program in Florida and the only statewide food bank program that does not charge a fee for any food it provides to community organizations. In fact, Farm Share is one of the largest food recovery operations in the nation.

For more information, contact Sandra_Porras-Gutierrez@dcf.state.fl.us or call (850) 627.9500. To donate to Farm Share, text “eat” to 41444.Every $10 equals 10 pounds of food to feed a community in need.

Farm Share is a non-profit organization working to alleviate hunger and malnutrition by recovering fresh, nutritious food and distributing it to those who need it across Florida.

To learn more about Farm Share and its impact on communities, visit www.FarmShare.org.



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