Local organization holds food drive
NORTHEAST MIAMI-DADE, Fla. (WSVN) -- State legislators have teamed up with Farm Share to hand out free food to South Florida families in need.
"Come and get your food/come and get your bag ...," sang a group of volunteers.
The local program is holding another food drive Friday at Oak Grove Park, at 690 NE 159th St. On hand to help distribute the fresh food was State Representative Barbara Watson. "This is a great turnout. It's a great day for the kids to be out of school to be able to take part in this great giveaway," said Watson.
Hundreds of people stood in line to receive their bags full of food and expressed their gratitude for it. "I know what they [Farm Share] are doing for the community and how they are helping people, and I appreciate that," said Joyce Passley.
North Miami Beach Vice Mayor Phyllis Smith and Miami-Dade County Commissioner Jean Monestine also partnered with Farm Share to help in the event. "I feel excited to share with our community exactly what our community needs," she said.
"People are here because time is still tough out there, and when they have an opportunity to get something to help their family, it's a great thing," said Monestine.
Farm Share distributes 15 million pounds of food a year to 600,000 families across South Florida.
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