If you took everything that the farmers are now throwing away because of market conditions or cosmetic imperfections and you took that food… kept it from the landfills, kept it from being plowed under and put it into the pipeline to the poor, we would solve world hunger. -Patricia Robbins, Chairman at Farmshare

It is estimated that 30-40% of the food grown in farms never makes it to the supermarket shelf. Farmshare in southern Florida has a local model that, if applied globally, could solve hunger problems by partnering farmers with local communities. Especially in urban areas where the availability of affordable and nutritious food is scarce. This concept combined with local and organic farming would be even more powerful!

No farmer enjoys throwing away half the fruits of his or her labor. However, day in and day out we end up feeding our landfills instead of our hungry. Thankfully, there is a solution to this dilemma. Instead of dumping, farmers donate this food to Farm Share to help feed the hungry and receive a 200% tax credit for the foods market value. (It’s a win, win situation) -Taken from the Farmshare Website

Check out this inspiring and educational video to learn how you can help share these important solutions in your community!

Jacob Devaney

Jacob blogs for Huffington Post and others in addition to Culture Collective. He specializes in social media, and cross-platform (or trans-media) content and campaigns. Meditation, playing piano, exploring nature, seeing live music, and going to Hopi Dances are some of his passions. As a co-founder of unify.org, Jacob lives for community and believes that we are all interconnected with our own special gift to offer the world.

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