Community Fridges and Farm Share!!
To address food insecurity in Miami, Farm Share has partnered with Buddy System Miami to supply community fridges with fresh, nutritious food. Farm Share recently joined Buddy System Miami to reveal their 10th fridge with artwork from Miami’s Atomik.
Food-insecure individuals can access the food any time and take the food they need - no questions asked. There are approximately 3.5 million food-insecure Floridians, and 35% of those individuals do not have access to transportation. These community fridges help solve the transportation problem by bringing the food directly to those who need it most.
“We’re thrilled about our partnership with Buddy System Miami to help stock the community fridges with wholesome food for those who need it most,” said Farm Share CEO Stephen Shelley. “We’re committed to addressing food insecurity in Florida, and through partnerships, like this one, we can all do our part.”
Farm Share meets the everyday hunger needs of Floridians by working hand-in-hand with local farmers to recover and redistribute produce that would otherwise be thrown away due to aesthetic imperfections. With the 2021 Legislative Session underway, Farm Share urges the Legislature to fully fund Farm Share, so the state's largest food bank can continue to meet the needs of food-insecure Floridians and keep community projects, like this one, alive.
Farm Share currently serves all 67 counties in Florida. Since its inception, Farm Share has distributed more than 707 million pounds of food, with a value of more than 1.3 billion dollars. In 2020 alone, Farm Share distributed more than 104 million pounds of food and served more than 86 million meals to Floridians. For more information about Farm Share, visit FarmShare.org.