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Happening Saturday: Farm Share food giveaways in Ocala

OCALA, Fla. — Families in Marion County will have a chance to pick up food items at no cost Saturday morning.

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Farm Share, a nonprofit that aims to help food-insecure residents in Florida, will hold a food giveaway in Ocala for about 300 households.

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Farm Share is holding the distribution event in conjunction with the College of Central Florida and Florida Rep. Joe Harding.

The April 16 event is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. and will be held at College of Central Florida’s Ocala campus, located at:

  • 3001 SW College Rd., Ocala, Fla. 34474

See the map below for event location:

Farm Share said it helps to fight hunger “by working hand-in-hand with local farmers to recover and redistribute produce that would otherwise be thrown away due to aesthetic imperfections.”

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Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the distribution event will be drive-thru style to minimize contact and to help ensure the safety of everyone who participates, organizers said.

Attendees must also wear a mask and arrive in a vehicle with a trunk or cargo bed.

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Saturday’s food giveaway will be on a first-come, first-served basis and will operate until supplies run out.

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