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Quincy Farm Share Makes A Difference

By: La'Tasha Givens Email
By: La'Tasha Givens Email

"Oh, I love my job here its so rewarding everyday I just go home and I know I've done something good," says Farm Share Director Dave Reynolds.

Dave Reynolds mills around this warehouse organizing fresh produce and food donated from farmers. Reynolds worked in many industries prior, but he says feeding people has been his favorite job of all.

"It's not stressful, everybody is happy when they come," says Reynolds. While he's not mother Teresa, Farm Share Dave has helped feed about 55,000 local families. Area farmers drop off excess produce and other food that may not make the supermarket cut, then it's given to organizations to distribute.

Reynolds show WCTV some of the produce. "As you can see, they're perfectly good tomatoes, could definitely be eaten."

It hasn't been a year since the doors opened and the Quincy program serves 80 agencies, and has given out more than 1 million pounds of food to 11 north Florida Counties.

Reynolds says, "We get orange juice donated, we get tomatoes donated, corn water melons, we also get squash, zucchini, eggplant."

Jolly Moore picks up food for church."We serve a lot of people and everybody needs some help sometime."

Henry Patterson picks up food for his church then drives it to the elderly and disabled.

"Maybe someone is disabled, maybe they do not drive so we got out to different communities and we deliver," Patterson.

Farm Share
18212 Blue Star Hwy
Quincy, FL 32351
Phone:(850) 627-9500


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