42,000 Pounds of Fresh Produce Available for Low-Income Families

Tallahassee, FL - Farm Share is working with PeaceJam organizers and Rickards High School students to provide about 42,000 pounds of nutritious food to disadvantaged families on Saturday, April 2, 2:00-3:30 p.m., at Rickards High School.

Low-income families in need of food can pick-up produce in the student parking lot behind Rickards located at 3013 Jim Lee Road, Tallahassee. Tomatoes, zucchini, green peas, fruit juices and more will be available in addition to health screenings.

Students and faculty will volunteer to help distribute the food as part of a community service day during the PeaceJam Southeast Conference, a weekend-long program of the FSU Center for Leadership and Civic Education.

Farm Share helps to feed families in communities throughout Florida by distributing tractor-trailer loads of fresh produce donated by farmers as well as USDA commodities. This feeding program is unique, because it handles huge quantities of fresh produce and it does not charge any fees to families or social services agencies that receive the food.

WHO: Farm Share, FSU and Rickards High School

WHAT: PeaceJam Food Distribution for Low-Income Families

WHEN: Saturday, April 2, 2:00-3:30 p.m.

WHERE: Rickards High School, Student Parking Lot, 3013 Jim Lee Road, Tallahassee

Farm Share is a non-profit organization with facilities located in Quincy, Homestead, Florida City and Pompano. To learn more about Farm Share and its impact on communities, visit www.FarmShare.org.

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  • by djm Location: Tally on Mar 30, 2011 at 11:39 AM
    Hope there is a limit, all those chillins dont need to be lined up getting food. There are elderly people out there hungry and these chillins momas adn daddys if they know who they are can dig in the dirt and plant some food............
  • by concerned on Mar 30, 2011 at 09:30 AM
    boy, you show your ignorance to poverty. There are many people due to different circumstances that can't get food stamps and they are starving. We see all these advertisements on TV to help children in foreign countries when we have children and parents right in our backyard that are starving. The elderly who are on social security and once they buy their medicine don't have money for food or utilities. I pray for you that you are never facing this type of situation. This program is a godsend to all of these people and all the farmers that participate, I thank you for providing this for the people in need.
  • by boy Location: country on Mar 30, 2011 at 08:52 AM
    what happened to their food stamps"EBT" card??? oh thats right last weeks crab legs and skrimp
  • by Kim Location: Tally on Mar 30, 2011 at 07:17 AM
    Shame on yu Anonymous. Perhaps you should do someresearch into poverty, the lackof fresh food available in urban areas, and what FARM Share actually does. All the food provided by this agency would have been tilled under or left to rot in the fields due to low market value. Farm Share just provides a meas to distribute. Waste not want not. Your heart must very small to not want to give to people in need. AND to make it racist? Sad. Very sad indeed.
  • by Anony on Mar 30, 2011 at 06:33 AM
    What a great program!
  • by dog Location: gone on Mar 30, 2011 at 06:25 AM
  • by Anonymous on Mar 30, 2011 at 04:48 AM
    So what color do you have to be to get this? HANDOUTS...come on people! Go to Walmart, get some seeds for 30 cents and grow your own vegetables...Be self reliant. Everybody is hurting these days. Live within your means!
  • by Anon on Mar 30, 2011 at 01:08 AM
    Good job.
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