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- DOH Farmers Market Returns with New HoursThis summer, the DOH Farmers Market will return to the Department of Health in East Gainesville. The new operating hours are 3 pm—6 pm on Wednesdays, between April 20th and October 26th, 2022. Customers who participate in the WIC or Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Programs can use their vouchers at this market.
- The Latest on Food Recovery: MEANS Database is in Gainesville!MEANS Database is a national nonprofit organization that connects food-generating entities to local organizations that use the excess food to feed the hungry in their communities. MEANS has partnerships with large entities like UF/IFAS and the UF Family Nutrition Program. And now MEANS Database is joining our efforts here in Gainesville to help improve our food waste recovery.
- Food Planning Project Seeks Community-Driven Solutions in the SoutheastGrace Grows and a host of community partners are building toward food sovereignty through a food planning project in Southeast Gainesville. Food sovereignty is about generating power in the impacted community, where impacted community members are the ones who determine solutions for themselves.
- Community Members Team Up to Fill Farmworkers’ Face Mask NeedAt the end of summer 2021, the Delta variant of COVID-19 surged in Florida. Consequently, the need for face masks soared with it. When Growth Management Senior Planner Kathleen Pagan received a request from the Farmworker Association of Florida, she connected them with Days for Girls to fill the need.
- Gainesville Giving Garden Grows Its Leadership TeamThe Gainesville Giving Garden has developed a small urban farm near downtown Gainesville. Its mission is to grow food for underserved families in our community. As a new nonprofit, the organization is currently looking to grow its Leadership Team. Check out this post for more information about this opportunity!
- Food Waste Reduction & Recovery Initiative in GainesvilleOne way we can improve food access in our community is to make sure food does not go to waste. By working together, businesses and food recovery organizations can work to get donations for extra food to community members who are hungry. Check out this post to learn about a survey created to help this process.
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