The city of Kissimmee and Farm Share will partner to host a food distribution event on Tuesday, April 28.
The food distribution event will be held at the Kissimmee Service Center, 2213 W. Mabbette St., from 10:30 a.m. to noon.
Farm Share will supply the food and the city will supply employees or volunteers to distribute the food at the “drive by” event.
The food distribution event is open to everyone, not just Kissimmee residents.
The city expects between 250 to 500 people, said Melissa Zayas-Moreno, communications and public affairs officer.
It is on a first-come, first-served basis.
What kind of food will be distributed?
“We don’t know until the day before the event, but the organization provides nutritious food items,” Zayas-Moreno said.
According to its mission, Farm Share’s tries to ensure that no Floridian goes hungry and no food is wasted.
Between donors and Florida farmers, Farm Share distributes healthy and nutritious fruits, vegetables, proteins and other non-perishable food to Florida families, children, seniors and individuals in need.
Farm Share partners with more than 2,000 food pantries, churches, schools and other nonprofits throughout Florida to distribute food every single day.
Last year, Farm Share distributed more than 88 million pounds of food to more than 17.5 million households residing in all of Florida’s 67 counties. Of the 88 million pounds of food distributed, more than 20 million pounds were fresh healthy fruits and vegetables.