1-800-Charity Farms Delivers 2,000 Pounds of Fresh Produce to Needy
Released on: April 7, 2008, 10:02 am
Press Release Author: David Menzies
Industry: Non Profit
Press Release Summary: 1-800-Charity Farms, the victory garden for the 21st century, has completed the delivery of almost 2,000 pounds of fresh, organically grown vegetables to Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida for distribution to area needy.
Press Release Body: (Kissimmee, Fla.) 1-800-Charity Farms, the victory garden for the 21st century, has completed the delivery of almost 2,000 pounds of fresh, organically grown vegetables to Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida for distribution to area needy.
1-800-Charity Farms made four deliveries of fresh produce in the last few weeks to Second Harvest, all within one-to-two days after harvest, allowing distribution to those in need while the produce is still fresh.
\"Usually the produce we receive is at the end of its shelf life and we don\'t have the refrigeration capacity to store it so many times we must decline to accept it,\" said Greg Higgerson, Development Director for Second Harvest, adding that it is rare to be able to receive large amounts of healthy, fresh food to feed shelter guests.
In the days ahead, 1-800-Charity Farms plans to deliver more vitamin-rich food such as collard greens, zucchini, yellow squash, okra, broccoli, turnips, cucumbers, green beans, potatoes, beets, winter squashes, sweet potatoes, carrots, onions, watermelon and cabbage. The charity produces fresh, vine-ripened produce organically farmed in a natural way with no pesticides to maximize its nutritional value for the homeless, the economically impoverished and the elderly in Central Florida.
\"We\'re committed to the sound mind, sound body concept,\" said Brian Menzies, president of 1-800-Charity Cars which founded 1-800-Charity Farms in March 2008.
\"Feeding the less fortunate members of our society and improving these individuals\' physical well being with fresh, nutritious food helps them focus on other things they need to get done to get back on their feet,\" he added.
For additional information, contact Brian Menzies at 1-800-CHARITY (800-242-7489), ext. 2, or email him at email@example.com.
About 1-800-Charity Farms 1-800-Charity Farms (www.800charityfarms.org) is a life-changing farming operation situated on 24 irrigated acres in Kissimmee, Florida. Producing fresh, nutritious vegetables and fruit organically grown in a natural way with no pesticides, the food is harvested and distributed to nonprofits helping the needy throughout Central Florida. Additionally, some crops will be sold at farmers\' markets with 100% of the proceeds going to the Anthony House homeless shelter in Zellwood, Florida. 1-800-Charity Farms\' vitamin-rich produce is served to shelter guests, improving their physical and mental well-being and helping them get back on their feet and make positive contributions to society. The farm is a project of 1-800-Charity Cars (www.800charitycars.org), a national charity that provides free cars to struggling families.
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