GAINESVILLE, Fla. – As food prices soar, a Florida non-profit organization Farm Share continues to work with students in Project Youthbuild to alleviate those stresses for families.
The drive was scheduled to start at 9 a.m., but drivers got up bright and early eager to get food.
The Project Youthbuild Leadership Program is meant to provide an opportunity to break barriers for people ages 16 to 24.
“They’re out in the community every day of their school day, school week, contributing in various ways from food pantries to community gardens,” Meg Boria-Meyer, Youthbuild Community Engagement Coach said.
The Farm Share event, allows the students to give back to the community they serve.
“They come non-stop so it tells me that there are a lot of people who don’t have access to food so we’re just here to help them,” Donniya Garrison, a Youthbuild student said.
From milk to chicken, each driver that came by went home with food to fuel their pantries.