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Happening Saturday: Farm Share food giveaway in Ocala

MARION COUNTY, 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.

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Organizers said the distribution will be held in conjunction with Twenty Seventh Avenue Church of Christ Inc.

The May 21 event is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. and will be held at:

  • 514 SW 27th Ave., Ocala, Fla. 34471

Saturday’s giveaway is expected to provide food for about 250 households.

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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.”

See the map below for event location:

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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