Senator Jack Latvala’s annual produce giveaway scheduled for Tuesday

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Oldsmar Cares and Senator Jack Latvala have partnered again this year along with other members of the Pinellas Legislative Delegation and Florida Farm Share to give away fresh produce to families in upper Pinellas County the week before Christmas.

The event will be at the Oldsmar Cares offices located at 163 S.R. 580 West, Oldsmar on Tuesday.

This giveaway begins at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 11 a.m. Free produce is available to the public while supplies last. Items to be distributed at this event have included green beans, corn and juice.

When Sen. Latvala served in the Florida Senate from 1994-2002, he initiated Florida Farm Share Free Produce distributions in West Pasco and north Pinellas. In 2011, the Senator had a successful giveaway the week before Christmas at England Brothers Park in Pinellas Park and Oldsmar Cares in Oldsmar.

With hundreds of pounds of fresh produce, distributed to 500 families the fresh produce giveaways will again enrich the tables and hearts of many Pinellas County residents.

Oldsmar Cares is a 5.01(c)(3) all volunteer organization with a mission to provide stop gap rent and utility assistance, a food pantry, and a clothes closet, all at no cost, to those in need in the greater Oldsmar area.

Florida Farm Share is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the distribution of nutritious foods to those in need. It serves as a link between farmers with surplus produce and social service agencies in Florida and the southeastern United States.

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