Budget Cuts Threaten Future Of Farm Share

MIAMI (CBS4) – A South Florida organization which provides free food to those in need is facing a desperate need of their own; funding.

“Farm Share is the pipeline between the farmers and soup kitchens and churches with pantries that are feeding Florida’s hungry,” said Patricia Robbins.

Farm Share is facing a huge deficit after Governor Rick Scott cut the $750,000 in last year’s budget. Gov. Scott will decide the fate of Farm Share in the coming days. If he decides to veto it’s funding, organizers say the charity will not survive.

Fritz Mortimer with MRM Compassionate Ministries told CBS4’s Vanessa Borge that many people in his community rely on the food.

“As a person I love to help out and knowing farm share is there to back us up we feel good knowing we can help the people but now without farm share that’s hell…to me that’s hell,” said Mortimer. “We are hoping and praying that he will understand what a vital program this is to the people of Florida.”

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