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Farm Share Assists Franklin County Wildfire Victims

Farm Share Assists Franklin County Wildfire Victims

In Concert with Leon County Sheriff’s Office, Franklin County Emergency Management, Immanuel Baptist Church and Community At Large

HOMESTEAD, FL., June 27th, 2018 – Farm Share, a non-profit whose aim is that no one will go hungry and food will not go to waste, joins efforts with partnering organizations throughout North Florida and South Georgia to assist those affected by the blazing fires in Franklin County, claiming several homes in the area.

“Farm Share has a semi-truck on its’ way to assist where we can in this time of need,” states COO, Stephen R. Shelley. “When a disaster strikes in Florida, Farm Share is here to help bring water, hygiene items, assorted cleaning supplies and more, totaling over 27,000 pounds.” Additionally, Farm Share will be delivering an additional load of supplies on Thursday, June 28th to Leon County Sheriff’s Office where an additional distribution will be held. “We appreciate the continued partnership with Leon County Sheriff’s Office who provides us with the needs of those within their community.”

Farm Share provided nearly 52M pounds of food to 10.5M households during 2017; up from 2016’s efforts of 40.4M pounds. As hunger increases, a reported 14.7% of Floridians and 20.7% of its children currently live below the poverty line. Florida ranks 20th in food insecure households in 2017, where those in need experienced difficulty providing enough food due to a lack of money or other resources at least once during the calendar year.

WHAT:

Farm Share, a non-profit whose aim is that no one will go hungry and food will not go to waste will be joined by Leon County Sheriff’s Office, Franklin County Emergency Management, Immanuel Baptist Church and the community at large for a distribution of food and supplies needed by victims of the Franklin County Wildfire.

WHERE:

Leon County Sheriff’s Office, 2825 Municipal Way, Tallahassee, FL

WHEN:

Thursday, June 28th, 12 Noon

WHO:

Members of the Leon County Sheriff’s Office and Immanuel Baptist Church will be delivering items collected and provided by Farm Share and others to help those who lost their homes and belongings.

Contact: Gussie Flynn Director of Communications & Marketing O: 305.246.3276 x 102; C: 305.772.5922 Gussie@farmshare.org

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