First Coast Food Giveaways Scheduled July 21-24 For Food-Insecure Residents

Jul 20, 2021

Farm Share, the state’s largest food bank, is distributing food at several locations in the Jacksonville area this week.

Fresh produce and non-perishable canned goods will be distributed at the drive-through events. 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, attendees must wear a mask and arrive in a vehicle with a trunk or cargo bed.

The events will be at the following locations:

Farm Share food distribution with Mary Queen of Heaven Parish 

Date: Wednesday, July 21, from 4:30 p.m. until supplies last

Location: 9401 Staples Mill Drive, Jacksonville 32244

Farm Share food distribution with Philadelphia MB (Serving 200 households)

Date: Thursday, July 22, from 9 a.m. until supplies last

Location: 5577 Moncrief Road, Jacksonville 32209

Farm Share food distribution with Wilkinson Jr. High (Serving 200 households)

Date: Thursday, July 22,  from 5 p.m. until supplies last

Location: 5025 Co Road 218, Middleburg 32068

Farm Share food distribution with Buford Grove Baptist Church (Serving 400 households)

Date: Saturday, July 24, from 7:30 a.m. until supplies last

Location: 553274 US-1, Hilliard 32046

Farm Share food distribution with Faithbridge Church (Serving 250 households)

Date: Saturday, July 24, from 9 a.m. until supplies last

Location: 13720 McCormick Road, Jacksonville 32225

Farm Share food distribution with Oceanway Middle School - The Big Give (Serving 300 households)

Date: Saturday, July 24, from 10 a.m. until supplies last

Location: 143 Oceanway Ave., Jacksonville 32218

More than 3.5 million families suffer from food insecurity throughout Florida, according to Farm Share.

The nonprofit works with local farmers to recover and redistribute produce that would otherwise be thrown away due to aesthetic imperfections. 

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