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About Farm Share
At Farm Share, our mission to make sure that no Floridian goes hungry and no food goes to waste. We are proud and thankful to share that we never have and never will charge any organization or individual for food.
Our valued donors and Florida farmers make it possible for us to distribute healthy and nutritious fruits, vegetables, proteins and other non-perishable food to Florida families, children, seniors and individuals in need.
Established in 1991, Farm Share is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization works daily to make sure that food-insecure Floridians receive the food and support they need. To accomplish this task, Farm Share partners with more than 2,000 food pantries, churches, schools and other nonprofits throughout Florida to distribute food every single day.
Farm Share distributed more than 101 million pounds of food to more than 18 million households residing in all of Florida’s 67 counties in 2020. Of the 101 million pounds of food distributed, more than 20 million pounds were fresh healthy fruits and vegetables.
When disasters strike, Farm Share is also first on the scene with support as a reliable responder. For more than 20 years, our team has played a crucial role in assisting before, after, and for years following hurricanes, fires, and other occurrences like the 2019 government shutdown. tornadoes and other natural disasters.
To maximize its distribution efforts and lessen its response time during disaster relief operations, Farm Share has strategically positioned its warehouses in Quincy, Jacksonville, Pompano Beach, Homestead and Florida City. Farm Share also owns and operates a fleet of semi-trucks and refrigerated box trucks that it uses to acquire,distribute and move food and supplies. This statewide distribution network allows Farm Share to feed hungry people from Pensacola to Key West and everywhere in between.
Partnering with Farmers to Feed The Hungry
Did you know that 40% or more of every crop harvested is thrown away or plowed under? This equates to millions of pounds of wasted food each year.
Why are these Edible Crops Thrown Away?
The only thing wrong with these fruits and vegetables is that they are slightly misshapen, discolored, blemished or too large or too small to fit in the standard grocery store packaging.
This is where Farm Share comes in…
Farm Share partners with hundreds of Florida farmers across the state and throughout the country to receive these fruits and vegetables and distribute them to persons in need free of charge. This is a win/win for all parties. The farmers receive a tax deduction of up to two (2) times the cost of goods sold and they don’t have to watch the fruits of their labor go to waste. The recipients of the food receive healthy and nutritious life sustaining fruits, vegetables and proteins that they could not otherwise obtain due to restrictions in income or geographic access limitations. The environment is benefited because the crops are not left to rot in a landfill causing the release of harmful methane gas that damages the earth’s ozone layer.
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