Farm To City: A Thanksgiving Bounty For 1,000 Needy Families

November 23, 2021

Students and volunteers from Escambia and Santa Rosa counties worked in fields near Jay Monday to harvest vegetables that will help feed 1,000 needy families this week for Thanksgiving.

The event at the University of Florida’s West Florida Research and Education Center is part of Farm to City Week, bringing the bounty of the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences farm to the needy of the city.

The students were from agricultural programs and organizations that included FFA members from Northview High , Tate High, Ernest Ward Middle, Jay High School, Central High and Milton High.

The produce will be distributed to 500 families in Escambia County and 500 in Santa Rosa County along with a turkey or ham and all the fixings for a Thanksgiving meal from Feeding the Gulf Coast and the Waterfront Rescue Mission.

Drive-thru distribution for the food are taking place on a first come basis  from 10 a.m. until noon Thursday at the Waterfront Rescue Mission at 348 Herman Street in Pensacola and the Milton Community Center at 5629 Byrom Street.

FAST FACT: In September, gave readers a sneak peak at this event as the collards were planted. Click to tap here for that story and photos.

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3 Responses to “Farm To City: A Thanksgiving Bounty For 1,000 Needy Families”

  1. Amanda Gibbs on November 25th, 2021 1:54 pm

    Northview NJROTC cadets and Local Boy Scouts from Troop 26, Atmore, and Troop 31 Flomaton were there also to help. It was a great day …

  2. Ann on November 23rd, 2021 7:10 pm

    So proud of these kids! I recognize many of my former students from Ernest Ward Middle School.

  3. Walnut Hill resident on November 23rd, 2021 4:37 pm

    Thank You to all that contributed to the needy. God will reward those who show kindness and compassion for those in need.

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