Farm Share Provides Food for Big Bend Hungry

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Gadsden County, FL - Wednesday, by noon, more than 400 people received free food, water and medical advice thanks to Farm Share and community groups in Gadsden County.

The line of cars extended onto Highway 90 as they snaked through the property, one by one.

Dozens of volunteers were on hand to help Dave Reynolds, the Farm Share Facility manager.

"It puts a big smile on my face," said Reynolds. "Makes it worth coming to work everyday. It's one of the best jobs you could ever have."

The Department of Children and Families and the Gadsden County Health Department also teamed up for the event.

Pumpkins, green beans, canned good and even exercise bands were even handed out to the hundreds who filed by the volunteers loading goods into trunks and backseats.

The five hour event had a steady crowd throughout the time.

The Gadsden County Health Department was also trying to educate people about diabetes while they received their carloads of goods.

Farm Share Release

Gadsden County, FL - DCF and Partner Agencies Hold Free Resource Fair and Distribute Food to Area Residents: Partnership aims to promote well-being, good health and provide fresh, nutritious food to families and individuals in need

WHAT: The Florida Department of Children and Families, Gadsden County Health Department and Farm Share will host a free resource fair and food distribution for residents of Gadsden, Franklin, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty and Wakulla counties on Wednesday, November 7 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Farm Share in Quincy.

The "one-stop shop" event, which coincides with Diabetes Awareness Month, will bring together organizations serving Big Bend rural and urban areas to help residents learn more about health, family support and veteran¹s services available throughout the community.

Assisted by numerous volunteer organizations, Farm Share will distribute fresh and nutritious food to those in need.

The resource fair and food distribution event will feature educational
information on diabetes detection and prevention, dental screenings, health and nutrition information, fun exercise demonstrations, services for local veterans, low-cost health insurance options for Florida children ages 0-18, and short-term benefits programs like food stamps and Medicaid.

Held just before the holiday giving season kicks into high gear, the event underscores the year-round need for charitable giving. It highlights the volunteers and businesses that donate their time, talent and resources to help families in need and strengthen their communities.

WHO: Numerous organizations serving residents of the Big Bend Region, including Farm Share, Gadsden County Health Department, Florida Department of Children and Families, Florida Department of Veterans¹ Affairs, Tobacco Free Florida, Gentiva Health Services, Apalachee Center, Sickle Cell Foundation and more.

WHEN: Wednesday, Nov. 7, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Media are invited to attend.

WHERE: Farm Share and Gadsden County State Farmers Market
18212 Blue Star Highway (Hwy 90 two miles west of Quincy)
Quincy, FL 32351

FOR MORE INFORMATION: For more information, please contact 850-413-8968. Food distribution and resource day at Farm Share in Quincy - Nov 7 from 9am-2pm

You are invited to a free Diabetes Awareness Day event at the
Quincy Farm Share Site to be held on November 7 from 9am-2pm.
Farm Share will be distributing food as well!

* Exercise Demonstrations
*Mobile Dental Unit
*Resource Information
* Food Distribution (for residents in
Gadsden, Leon, Liberty, Jefferson,
Franklin and Wakulla)

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