Farm Share to distribute in Archer, High Springs

Farm Share will hold its quarterly food distribution in Archer on Feb. 5 from 9 a.m. to noon at Maddox Park.

Leighsha Johnson, distribution coordinator for Farm Share, said the drive-thru event services around 300 vehicles, and the nonprofit brings a little bit of everything to give away.

All that’s needed is to sign a form per family. No ID is required.

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Johnson said the organization has seen a higher need for food distribution. Gas and food prices have risen, and the pandemic is still hurting workers.

Another factor is the time of year. After the holiday season, household budgets can struggle after stretching to buy gifts in December, according to Johnson.

Farm Share holds distribution events throughout Florida. Each location gets serviced on a different schedule, but all the information is available online.

Besides Archer, Farm Share will have a food distribution at the High Springs Farmers Market on Feb. 5 from 9 to 11 a.m.

Farm Share also operates food pantries throughout the state. Find a list at its website.

Here’s a list of local distributions for February:

  • City of Archer
    • Feb. 5 at Maddox Park (17100 SW Archer Rd.)
    • 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • City of High Springs
    • Feb. 5 at Farmers Market (23517 NW 185th Rd.)
    • 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • Lake Butler
    • Feb. 12 at the Community Center (155 NW 3rd St.)
    • 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • Gainesville
    • Feb. 17 at Project Youthbuild (635 NW 6 St.)
    • 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • City of Keystone Heights
    • Feb. 26 at Keystone Heights High School (900 Orchid Ave.)
    • 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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