Tallahassee, FL - A local non-profit organization that's helping to feed families in the big bend area is able to provide even more food and supplies these days.
In the last week, Farm Share has taken in almost 300,000 pounds of donated canned goods and other foods.
Quincy Farm Share Facility Manager, Dave Reynolds: "We are inundated with product and we need all the churches, the soup kitchens, the homeless shelters, they all need to call me and get on board with us, we need to move this product as fast as we can."
Farm Share is a non-profit organization that gathers fresh produce, food and supplies and distributes it to agencies that in turn, give it to people in need in the community and it's all free.
According to Reynolds, they currently have... “Tomatoes, we brought in some fresh fruit, and I have tons of canned goods that we've been taken in and we just recently started getting in bleach, cleaning products, office furniture, clothing I take in and give it out to everybody, free of charge."
Todd Whitley has worked with farm share since the company began and drives 8 hours each way from Homestead, Florida to Quincy to bring food and supplies where they are needed most. He states “It makes me feel great. It feels good to give stuff away, it feels like Christmas every day of the year."
Even if the produce isn't the right color and shape, Reynolds says it would be a shame for it to go to waste since it still tastes the same.
Reynolds: "There's nothing wrong with this tomato, this a perfect, beautiful looking tomato. It's got a little bad spot, cut it off, it's still good."
In the next couple of months, organic produce will also be available. If you are interested in finding out more information on Farm Share, log on to: www.farmshare.org or call 850-627-9500.
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