FARM SHARE NEWSLETTER
FARM SHARE RECEIVES WARM WELCOME AT CAPITOL
FARM SHARE CEO, PATRICIA ROBBINS AND COO, FRANK ORMONDE SPENT THE WEEK SPEAKING WITH KEY STATE SENATORS AND REPRESENTATIVES, INCLUDING MEMBERS OF THE SENATE APPROPRIATIONS SUBCOMMITTEE ON GENERAL GOVERNMENT, MEMBERS OF SENATE AGRICULTURE COMMITTEE, MEMBERS OF SENATE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE, MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE AGRICULTURE & NATURAL RESOURCES APPROPRIATIONS SUBCOMMITTEE, MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE, AND MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE AGRICULTURE & NATURAL RESOURCES SUBCOMMITTEE.
FARM SHARE GAINED STRONG LEGISLATIVE SUPPORT FOR CONTINUING USDA FEEDING PROGRAM.
There is a real concern that changes are being considered and/or proposed in the way the program is bid for contract. These changes may likely single-source the program to only one organization and lock Farm Share out from continuing to be able to provide USDA food to the hungry. Farm Share has been proven to be the most efficient Florida feeding program during every year since its inception in 1991. Only Farm Share conducts important community distributions regularly in Florida, and any loss of the USDA/TEFAP feeding program will negatively impact Farm Share and all Floridians that Farm Share provides food.
The USDA/TEFAP program provides the protein that Farm Share adds to the produce from Florida farmers. Together, this provides a nutritious meal during community distributions and to the more than 2,000 churches, food pantries, and soup kitchens in Florida.
“A family cannot survive without protein in their diets, and the USDA/TEFAP food is vital to our having the means to provide a nutritious meal to the hungry,” said Patricia Robbins, President & CEO.
Your donations provides food for our children, seniors, veterans, homeless, foster children, families.
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Farm Share Inc held four distribution in Florida on Saturday, January 17th, 2015.
Walk through a distribution day below.
January 17, 2015
MIAMI, FL – UNIVERSITY LAKES TRAILER PARK
500 households served!
State Rep. Frank Artiles and The Department of Children and Families along with Walgreens.
January 17, 2015
MIAMI, FL –
CHARLES HADLEY PARK 1000 households served!
State Representative Cynthia A. Stafford (D-109), Commissioner Keon Hardemon (City of Miami) along with the City of Miami, FL.
This picture courtesy of Mobile Mike iHeart Radio Facebook and twitter pages
January 17, 2015
Jacksonville, FL – Jacksonville’s Northside Community 1308 households 5016 individuals!
WellCare and Farm Share Deliver More Than 120,000 Pounds
Free, Healthy Food to the Community.
Thank you First Coast News #YouFirst, Tom Bush Motors, Wellcare, Our Team and all the volunteers who helped make this event a success.
January 17, 2015
Tallahassee, FL – Rickards High School 1085 Households served!
State Representative Alan Williams along with Farm Share
We had 72 volunteers representing Rep. Alan Williams; Living Stones; Rickards High School Students; Jacob Chapel, Bethel AME church, Bible Based Church, Florida State & FAMU; DCF; CCYS; DEO, DJJ; Bond Community Health; Neighborhood Medical Center; and residents.
We were able to give away 867 lbs. of shelf stable food/ 2,891 lbs. eggplant/ 2,507 lbs. green beans/ 3,681 lbs. peppers/ 4,703 lbs. Squash/ 2,270 lbs. bread/ 3,828 lbs. Minute Made Fruit Punch/ 460 lbs. Toiletries.
photos courtesy of Tony Leavell
January 19, 2015
Jacksonville, FL – Marting Luther King Parade
Our team and #BigRedTruck were able to help almost 3000 families throughout the State of Florida on Saturday alone. We need your help to continue helping communities and agencies in Florida.
If you are interested in finding out how your business could be involved in supporting your local community . If you would like to make a donation to help provide food for children, seniors, veterans, homeless, foster children, and families in Florida Click Here.
To become a Volunteer Click Here.
Quincy, FL from Bimbo Breads we received 18,081 lbs., the Homestead location was able to share 157,669 lbs of fresh produce that otherwise may have gone to waste. Our Jacksonville location was able to share 10,360 lbs. of milk, potato and assorted foods. Operation Blessing brought us 43, 306 lbs of drinks and non food items to share with the community.
Homestead, FL had two fantastic events with community supporters and is still recieving the overflow of crops in Homestead and sharing them with all of Florida.
Jacksonville, FL Agency pick ups this week of 21,799 lbs. of items, serving 1822 households and 6561 individuals. We had donations come in Earth Fare ($2700 in Chicken), and Household of Faith Community Outreach Team, AmeriCorps, and Pleasant Grove volunteered. Thank you!
Our event on January 17th, served 5016 individuals in need with a variety of produce, dry goods, baked goods, milk and other grocery items, over 100,000 lbs. of much needed food at January, 17th event.
Tom Bush Dealerships have collected over 6300 lbs. for year ending 2014.
An Amazing food drive!!!
Read more in the Miami Herald article about the crops of fresh vegetables being distributed to communities in South Florida. We need more trucks to help share recovered food to communities in need. If you would like to help us with fundraising for more Big Red Trucks please
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How does our food reach others in the community daily?
Farm Share, Inc provides food to numerous Non-Profit organizations. We have over 400 agencies in the Panhandle of Florida who are signed up to come pick up food from our Quincy facility each week. There are another 378 agencies and churches in Dade County and 52 in Broward County who rely on our Homestead location. Additionally we have a network of agencies with Star of the Sea in Monroe county. And roughly 115 agencies served from our Jacksonville location. These groups pick up truckloads of items and are able to sort, bag and distribute from their locations. These groups help us to extend our reach to communities located all over Florida.
In addition to special food distributions, Farm Share continues to provide food to its over 1,000 community partner agencies every weekday from its warehouses in Quincy, Pompano, Jacksonville and Homestead.
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For every dollar donated
, Farm Share distributes more than
10 pounds of nutritious food to help feed the hungry.
With $10, we are able to distribute110 lbs of food to local churches, homeless shelters, and soup kitchens.
Your donation of $100 means more than a half ton of food goes to the hungry in our communities!
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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or if all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.) If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at
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