Farm Share to distribute food at 7 events in Northeast Florida

FILE - A rainbow was seen Saturday over a Farm Share food distribution event in Jacksonville.
FILE - A rainbow was seen Saturday over a Farm Share food distribution event in Jacksonville. (WJXT)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Farm Share will be distributing food at seven events this week in Northeast Florida.

The food distribution events are scheduled Tuesday through Saturday in Duval, Nassau and Union counties:

Event: Farm Share food distribution with Historic Mt. Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church (serving 200 households)

Date: Tuesday, May 4, 2021, from 10 a.m. until supplies last

Location: 201 E. Beaver St., Jacksonville, Fla., 32202


Event: Farm Share food distribution with Safe Future Foundation Cinco de Mayo Food Giveaway (serving 500 households)

Date: Wednesday, May 5, 2021, from 12 p.m. until supplies last

Location: 1800 Mayport Road, Atlantic Beach, Fla., 32233


Event: Farm Share food distribution with First Baptist Church Callahan

Date: Thursday, May 6, 2021, from 10 a.m. until supplies last

Location: 45090 Green Ave., Callahan, Fla., 32011


Event: Farm Share food distribution with Lem Turner Circle Church of Christ

Date: Saturday, May 8, 2021, from 9 a.m. until supplies last

Location: 7144 Lem Turner Circle, Jacksonville, Fla., 32208


Event: Farm Share food distribution with Councilman Sam Newby, Councilman Reggie Gaffney & The Truth Church (Serving 400 households)

Date: Saturday, May 8, 2021, from 9:30 a.m. until supplies last

Location: 9960 Byrnes Road, Jacksonville, Fla., 32246


Event: Farm Share food distribution with Lake Butler

Date: Saturday, May 8, 2021, from 9 a.m. until supplies last

Location: 155 NW 3rd St., Lake Butler, Fla., 32054


Event: Farm Share food distribution with MLK Recreation Center

Date: Saturday, May 8, 2021, from 9 a.m. until supplies last

Location: 1200 Elm St., Fernandina Beach, Fla., 32034


Recipients will receive fresh produce and nonperishable canned foods.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, distributions will be drive-thru only and recipients must wear a mask and arrive in a vehicle with a trunk or cargo bed.

Farm Share is one of Florida’s leading food nonprofits and the state’s largest food bank. With more than 3.5 million families suffering from food insecurity throughout Florida, 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.

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. In 2020 alone, Farm Share distributed more than 104 million pounds of food and served more than 86 million meals to Floridians. As of March 2021, Farm Share will administer 41% of the overall food for The Emergency Food Assistance Program to select regions throughout Florida, compared to distributing only 23% in 2020.

For more information about Farm Share, visit FarmShare.org.