THANKS FOR THE INCREDIBLE LEVEL OF SUPPORT FOR OUR LOCAL FAMILIES IN NEED.
As of right now, we have about 12 thousand pounds (6 tons) of fresh fruit and vegetables that has been donated to families in need. What a blessing. Our goal is 10 tons for May. That's enough fruit and vegetables for about 80,000 servings. Thank you to everyone that is lending a helping hand.
Why are we selling the food?
People have asked us, if farmers are dumping food, why are we selling it instead of just giving it away? Good question right? Well, the answer is that our farmers need help too. Purchasing a 20lb box of food helps them create a little cash flow. It also enables you, the consumer, to save money on wonderful fresh locally grown produce. And if you can possibly purchase a box to be donated, it helps our families in need.
So, I hope that explains the program, and THANK YOU for participating!
If you would like to support this effort, in addition to getting and/or donating the food, please consider posting about it on your facebook page or other social media to help us get the word out! Thanks.
SPECIAL THANKS FOR MAKING THIS SERVICE POSSIBLE GO OUT TO: Sean Daly at ABC Action News for the special on his "Good News" segment. Ann Kelly, Morning Show Host on The Dove Radio Station 105.5 and on her blog at Ann Kelly's Quarantine Kitchen (here is a link to the blog https://bit.ly/3g1tGJq). Kathy Saunders from the Tampa Bay Times for the great article. (Click here to view it). Carol Hoffman and her Merry Band of Marketeers. Chris Oneal and Chris Denmark at the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Cindi Heinz at UF/IFAS Extension Family Nutrition Program, Brandon Meyer (Brandon.Meyer@penske.com) at Penske Truck Rental, Carlos Hernandez at Imperial Wholesale Banners, Jeff at PennRose Farms, and the food banks themselves. Mimi Cuevas at Higher Hope Intl Ministries, Walter Anderson at the Feast Food Pantry, Margo Adams-Reid at High Point Neighborhood Center, and other distribution locations that are providing places to pick up the boxes.