Florida Good

The news isn’t all bad. There are people in Gainesville and across the rest of our slice of Florida doing good work and trying to make their community a better place. These are their stories.

Ocala foodbank struggles to help all those in need

When families are financially struggling, food banks have become an extra helping hand. But, an Ocala foodbank is battling to meet the needs of the community. Florida 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Alyssa Averette reports on the Ocala foodbank which feeds more than 1,300 people a month. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPFoodbankwrap.mp3]

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Marion County churches come together for a service of unity on 9/11

The Interfaith Alliance of Marion County offered a service of remembrance, hope, and light entitled “The Liturgy of the Candles.” Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Jordan Matich reports how a community of different religions gathered to participate in remembering the events of 9/11. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPMarionCountyInterfaith.mp3]  

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Alachua County Farmer’s Market gives special incentives for snap recipients

National Farmers Week is underway and in celebration, the Alachua County Farmers market is offering Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program recepients a chance to double their benefits at the market. As Florida’s 89.1,WUFT-FM’s Kelsey Peck reports, farmer market shelp contribue to the local economy and also provide a fresher product. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/AlCoFamerMarketWrapfinal.mp3]

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