PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – The pandemic has exacerbated an existing food crisis in South Florida where one in five children go to bed hungry, according to the Census.
The politically correct wording for this is ‘food insecurity.’
Fortunately, Farm Share is here to help. It’s a nonprofit based in Homestead that has been packing up fresh fruits and vegetables since 1991 and giving them for free to families, homeless shelters, soup kitchens and food banks.
It’s a big operation that’s distributed 97,000,000 pounds of food since the pandemic began.
The CEO of Farm Share is Steve Shelley, who also happens to be the Mayor of Homestead. He joined This Week in South Florida host Michael Putney, and their conversation can be seen at the top of this page.