State Representatives Jeanette Nunez (District 119) and Frank Artilles (District 118) on July 20 partnered with Farm Share for a food distribution event at South Florida Military Museum.
During these difficult economic times, family income levels decrease, funds available for food diminish, resulting in nutrient-deficient diets. Currently, millions of Americans suffer from hunger and malnutrition.
Unfortunately, children and elderly are the 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.
Large numbers of volunteers came together under intense heat, lightening, and rain to help make the event a success. The effort helped feed more than 900 disadvantaged families (over 5,000 individuals) with more than 100,000 pounds of food and supplies in one day.
“As a member of the Florida House of Representatives, it is a pleasure to recognize our volunteers for their hard work and generous sense of service,” Rep. Nunez said as she extended a heartfelt thank you to the many volunteers present at the event.
All the food and other products at the event were donated items from Walmart and Publix Supermarkets. Fresh produce, turkeys, juice, and even car seats for infants were all part of the distribution.
“I am pleased to report that the food distribution was a huge success. The public response has been extremely positive and encouraging,” said Rep. Artilles who is committed to helping the community with the aid of Farm Share.
For more information on how you can get involved, volunteer, or help, visit the Farm Share website at www.farmshre.org/. Or, visit, the website of State Rep. Artilles and State Rep. Nunez at their local offices or you can visit www.myfloridahouse.gov/ for more information about any of the current programs and services offered through your local representatives.