Saturday: Food giveaways in DeLand and Ocala

DELAND, Fla. — Residents in both DeLand and Ocala will have a chance to pick up food items at no cost Saturday morning.


Farm Share, a nonprofit that aims to help food-insecure residents in Florida, will distribute free, fresh produce and non-perishable canned goods.

One giveaway is in partnership with SOSA First Presbyterian Church of Deland.

The June 29 event is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. and will be held at:

  • 724 North Woodland Boulevard, DeLand, Florida 32720

Another food distribution event will be held at the same time in Ocala.

The Twenty Seventh Avenue Church is teaming up with Farm Share.

The giveaway will be held at:

  • 514 SW 27th Avenue, Ocala, Florida 34471

The events will be drive-thru style. Attendees should arrive in a vehicle with a trunk or cargo bed.

The food distributions are on a first-come, first-served basis, and will last until supplies run out.

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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.”

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