Jacksonville, FL, September 18, 2017 – Atlantic Self Storage will be collecting food donations at 44 storage facility locations through October 15, 2017, to benefit Farm Share. This will be the second year that Atlantic Self Storage holds this food drive event. Local businesses and residents of the Jacksonville-area are invited to bring non-perishable food item donations to any Atlantic Self Storage facility location.
Farm Share’s mission is to alleviate hunger and malnutrition by recovering and distributing fresh and nutritious food to those who need it most. Using inmate labor and volunteers, Farm Share re-sorts and packages surplus food and distributes it to individuals in need, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, churches and rural communities that are unable to afford food.
“This Farm Share Food Drive allows us to touch people in local communities who are truly in need,” said Active Principal of Atlantic Self Storage, Elaine Ashourian. “We want to help end the hunger crisis that currently exists in the state of Florida. Last year our organization helped collect 1,426 individual food items, which made up 40 percent of the dried and canned goods Farm Share received. In turn, Farm Share successfully fed over 500 families, and we would like to surpass that amount this year. As an organization, people matter most, and we don’t want any child, woman or man going to bed hungry.”
Requested Farm Share Food Drive items include any canned good or non-perishable food item including:
- Canned meats
- Canned seafood
- Canned vegetables and fruit
- Canned chili and soup
- Canned meals
- Dry pasta
- Boxed mac n’ cheese
- Peanut butter
To donate, visit https://atlanticselfstorage.com to browse all 44 Atlantic Self Storage facilities and donation locations.
About Farm Share
Farm Share, using inmate labor and volunteers, re-sorts and packages an abundance of surplus food and distributes it to individuals, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, churches, and other organizations feeding the hungry in Florida — free of charge. Farm Share provides food to hundreds of non-profit organizations and distributes more than 6 million household food packages – totaling 40 million pounds of food – each year to Florida families in need. More than 15 million pounds of fresh and nutritious fruits and vegetables are trucked each year to participating community groups throughout Florida. Farm Share relies on public donations while also partnering with farmers, using surplus “imperfect” produce to feed the hungry instead of our landfills. Established in 1991, Farm Share is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, dedicated to recovering, sorting, packing and distributing nutritious food for people in need. Farm Share administers a combination of USDA commodity programs and produce recovery operations.