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Homestead's Farm Share In Pictures

Farm Share clients
Farm Share clients
Jacob Katel

Farm Share is a non-profit organization that provides food directly to 6,500 families a month. They also work with 250 agencies to distribute fresh produce, donated goods, and USDA commodities to people all over Florida.

Mayor Carlos Alvarez's budget proposal for 2009/10 eliminates funding for all Community Based Organizations. Mayor Carlos Alvarez's budget calls for the elimination of an established, efficient system for the distribution of surplus food to people who need it, at a time when they need it most, in a country where other cities are working to promote these type of services. Mayor Carlos Alvarez's budget calls for taking food out of the mouths of 6,500 Dade County families a month.

Log on to http://www.miamidade.gov/commiss/ and call and email our county commissioners to tell them Farm Share and community based organizations are important to us.

Here are some pictures of what we'll lose if you don't...

The warehouse
The warehouse
A truck.
A truck.
Corrections officers in charge of inmate labor.
Corrections officers in charge of inmate labor.
Food for people who need it.
Food for people who need it.
Staple foods.
Staple foods.
Bread, blueberries, biscuits
Bread, blueberries, biscuits
Volunteer labor
Volunteer labor
Satisfied customer.
Satisfied customer.
Hungry people.
Hungry people.
Founder Patricia Robbins flanked by two Florida City faith based pantry affiliates.
Founder Patricia Robbins flanked by two Florida City faith based pantry affiliates.
A sign on the wall. Farm Share is non religious. Someone just posted it up.
A sign on the wall. Farm Share is non religious. Someone just posted it up.
Hungry people turned away based on previous budget cuts.
Hungry people turned away based on previous budget cuts.
Qualifications.
Qualifications.
Another customer.
Another customer.
If the hat fits, let them wear it.
If the hat fits, let them wear it.
Registration cards.
Registration cards.
September will be the last month if the budget gets approved by the Commissioners.
September will be the last month if the budget gets approved by the Commissioners.
Stand up for the kids.
Stand up for the kids.
Stand up for the cans.
Stand up for the cans.
You could be next in line. You coulda been in line this morning.
You could be next in line. You coulda been in line this morning.
Another volunteer.
Another volunteer.
Tomato delivery fresh from a farm in Tampa.
Tomato delivery fresh from a farm in Tampa.
Free nutritious help.
Free nutritious help.
Canned goods help too.
Canned goods help too.

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