On February 17th, Florida Senator Jose Rodriguez pitched in with Farm Share at St. Richard’s Holy Rosary Church in Palmetto Bay to feed 500 hungry families. Established in 1991, Farm Share is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, dedicated to recovering, sorting, packing and distributing nutritious food for people in need, free of charge.
For most of the morning, around 20 people stood in line to register and received food. “Farm Share is a fantastic organization that receives State funding and we are happy to support a group that makes sure food does not go to waste,” explained Senator Jose Rodriguez. “We’re here in South Dade today to distribute food with them. I think it’s important that my office gets involved and helps coordinate partnerships and distribution locations.”
The Senator really tipped his hat in support of the volunteers that get up so early all year long to make food giveaways like this so successful.
In the last year, Farm Share has helped feed 10.5 million families by handing out 52-million tons of food.
A family that did not want to be identified by name explained, “It is programs like this that help us so much. We are blessed this morning.” Farm Share Communications Director Gussie Flynn added, “Our whole process is about recovering food from local farmers and feeding hungry people at zero charge. So, it is especially rewarding to see happy people here.”
If you’d like to help the organization you can head over to http://farmshare.org to learn more.