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Farm Share Kicks-off the National Association of letter carriers largest single day food drive – Sta

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FARM SHARE KICKS-OFF THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF LETTER CARRIERS LARGEST SINGLE DAY FOOD DRIVE- STAMP OUT HUNGER ®

WHAT: Farm Share has joined Florida’s National Association of Letter Carriers in the largest single-day food drive in the country – Stamp Out Hunger ®. In support of these efforts, Farm Share is hosting kick-offs throughout Florida to raise awareness and the needs of hungry Floridians who are food insecure, reside in food deserts and live in hunger.

Farm Share, the lead agency coordinating efforts in all 67 counties, is asking Floridians to collect non-perishable food items and place them by their mailboxes on Saturday, May 12th. A letter carrier will pick-up all donated non-perishable food and will deliver them to local food banks, food pantries and designated Farm Share “collection sites.” Items will then be weighed and distributed to individuals and families facing hunger in the communities where the items were collected through Farm Share’s partnering organizations and Farm Share affiliates.

WHERE: Farm Share’s DuVal County Warehouse 1502 Jessie Street Jacksonville, FL 32206

WHEN: Tuesday, May 8th, 2018 – 10:30AM

NOTABLES: Bob Henning, National Association of Letter Carriers; State Senator Audrey Gibson – District 8

CONTACT: Gussie Flynn Farm Share – Director of Communications & Marketing 305.246.3276 (office) 305.772.5922 (cell) gussie@farmshare.org

Locally: Gerald Sweatt, Farm Share 904.328.6158 (office) 850.743.8929 (cell) gerald@farmshare.org

About Farm Share: Farm Share provided nearly 52 million pounds of food to 10.5M households during 2017. 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.

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