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Farm Share distributes food to residents in Escambia

It's been nearly two weeks since major flooding damaged more than a thousand homes in Escambia County.
Many families are still in need of essentials.

Today, a Florida non-profit was in town to help meet some of those needs.

More than 30,000 pounds of food came out of this truck, and given to families in need for the farm share food distribution.

Dozens of volunteers helped unload Farm Share's 18-wheeler filled with boxes and hundreds of bags full of fresh produce, snacks and more.

Todd Whitley, "I had about half a load of fresh vegetables and about half a load of shelf stables and they're getting some yogurt, corn, cantaloupe, things of that nature"

Farm Share helped organize the event.

The nonprofit group goes around to various communities throughout the state, offering healthy food options to alleviate hunger.
Several organizations volunteered a few hours of their time, loading cars, trucks and suvs with goodies.

Some of the youngest volunteers belonged to troop 628 of the Boy Scouts of America.

Ronnie Plenkers was moved by the devastation left from the flood.
He says his Boy Scout troop has spent several days helping people in need.

Ronnie Plenkers, "This is really going to help recover people, and give them food to eat maybe for a few weeks"

As good as it makes the volunteers feel to lend a helping hand; for those on the other end, the community outreach is very much appreciated.

Winda Walton , "I feel sorry for everybody that lost their stuff, and I hope god blesses them to get back on their feet real soon"

Katie Purifoy, "I think it's a blessing from the lord for everybody to be able to help one another."