Thursday, October 4, 2012

Farm Share Provides Food for Distressed in Eastpoint

Homestead, FL – Farm Share provided 42,000 pounds of nutritious food for more than 500 distressed Franklin County families during a local resource fair held in Eastpoint on Oct. 3.
Farm Share acquired, transported and distributed a tractor-trailer truck full of donated beans, yogurt, soup, condiments and a variety of drinks.  With the help of Governor Rick Scott, local officials and volunteers, Farm Share provided the food to assist Franklin County residents who have been hard-hit due to the decline of oysters and other fisheries in the Apalachicola Bay.
“We were thrilled that Governor Scott came and handed out Farm Share food to the individuals who were driving through getting cases of basic food for their families,” said Farm Share Founder & Chairman Patricia Robbins. “We look forward to the Governor’s continued support of food for the people of Franklin County through the Farm Share program. We will be doing a weekly food distribution there until things improve for our fishermen.”
In addition to giving out food during the resource fair, Farm Share set aside food to be distributed at a later time to the fishermen who were out on their boats and unable to attend.
Farm Share is a non-profit organization working to alleviate hunger and malnutrition by recovering fresh and nutritious food and distributing it to those who need it most. To learn more about Farm Share and its impact on communities, visit e-mail with comments