Farm Share Awarded a $65,000 grant from Health Foundation

Farm Share provided more than $40 million in food to over one million Florida families last year.
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MIAMI - Jan. 28, 2015 - PRLog -- Farm Share Awarded a $65,000 grant from Health Foundation to help provide free fresh fruits and vegetables to “Food Deserts” in South Florida

Farm Share provided more than $40 million in food to over one million Florida families last year

Miami, FL. –After receiving $65,000 grant from Health Foundation of South Florida, Farm Share will be able to purchase a new refrigerated trailer and bring fresh fruits and vegetables to under served families without access or ability to afford fresh fruits and vegetables.  Farm Share, a nonprofit organization working to alleviate hunger and malnutrition by recovering fresh, nutritious food, will provide the healthy produce free of chargein an effort to improve health and nutrition for those in need.

According to Farm Share Operations Manager Virginia R. Botwin, “By tapping into a vast supply of donated produce, we keep our costs low, while providing fresh fruits, vegetables and other nutritious food to the hungry and food insecure without charge.” She added, “Last year, Farm Share provided more than $40 million in food to over one million Florida families.”

Most of the food is distributed through a community network of church food pantries, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, senior centers, and veterans groups. More than 15 million pounds of fresh and nutritious fruits and vegetables are trucked each year to participating community groups throughout Florida. To learn more about Farm Share and its impact on communities, visit www.FarmShare.org or contact jinny@farmshare.org (mailto:jinny@farmshare.org?subject=Health%20Foundation%20...)

Health Foundation of South Florida, a nonprofit grant making organization, is dedicated to improving health in Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties.  By funding providers and supporting programs to promote health and prevent disease, the Foundation makes a measurable and sustainable impact.  Since 1993, the Foundation has awarded more than $108 million in grants and program support.  For more information, please call 305.374.7200 or visit the website, www.hfsf.org.

About Farm Share: Established in 1991, Farm Share is a nonprofit organization using inmate labor and volunteers to recover, sort, pack and distribute nutritious food to individuals, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, churches and other organizations feeding the hungry in Florida — free of charge.  This distinction makes Farm Share critical to small community groups, located in poor neighborhoods and rural areas, which cannot afford to pay for food. As family income levels decrease, funds available for food diminish, resulting in nutrient-deficient diets. America’s children and elderly are most severely affected by hunger and malnutrition. Farm Share is working to alleviate hunger and malnutrition by recovering and distributing fresh and nutritious food to those who need it most.

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