TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - To celebrate and support Children's Week, Farm Share provided breakfast, book bags, T-shirts and other needed supplies to children who toured the capital.
Tuesday, Farm Share gave nutritious food to over 3,000 kids at the capitol to celebrate Children's Week.
"It's hugely important the young our children are our target groups those are the folks we want to help be most," said Dave Reynolds, the Farm Share North Florida facility manager. "Those are the ones that need the help the most."
For the past 27 years, Farm Share has provided over a million pounds of free nutritional food for families. Across the world, millions of children live in households which lack the means to get enough food on a regular basis.
"Oh they were amazed they were looking at the fruit they couldn't believe they could have it for free. You know they would take one I would say no get a banana get an apple get a yogurt and they were just so ecstatic they were just shoving it in their bags," said Reynolds. "I want them to come here and learn about what goes on at the capitol but also take home those fresh fruits we give them."
Farm Share officials say that they gave over 20,000 pounds of food Tuesday and they won't stop there. They will be right back again Wednesday at the capitol giving out food for Senior Day.
Studies show that America's youth and seniors are the most vulnerable to malnutrition and hunger. Farm Share hopes that their presence at events like Children's Week and Senior Day, can be a step in changing that statistic.