Representative Mike Fasano Thanks All Who Made Farm Share a Success
This year’s annual Farm Share Holiday Food Giveaway was historic. I say historic because in the 18 years that I have been part of this wonderful event, this year’s giveaway provided food for 750 families, the largest number ever. Hams, fresh produce, canned goods, beverages and supermarket gift cards all helped make the Christmas season a little brighter for fellow members of our community.
The success of this year’s food giveaway would not have been possible if not for the hard work and dedication of dozens of people representing many local and statewide organizations. It was humbling to see so many people come out to help their neighbors in need. The holiday season brings to light not only the extreme need in our area, but also the generosity of many people who stepped up to meet those needs.
I would like to thank my co-hosts Representative Richard Corcoran and Senator John Legg for their help. I would also like to recognize the many leaders in Pasco County who helped make this event possible. Supervisor of Elections Brian Corley, County Commissioner Henry Wilson and Sheriff Chris Nocco (as well as his command staff and the Pasco Sheriff’s Explorers) all helped make the day a success. Additionally, Dayspring Academy, Publix Southgate, AT&T, Lowe’s, the Knights of Columbus, The Volunteer Way, Redeemer Community Church, Chasco Middle School, Suncoast Epilepsy Foundation, PACE Center for Girls, the Pasco Mobile Medical Unit, Consulate Health Care, Sunshine Christian Homes, the Florida Assisted Living Association, Management Associates, Huss Drilling of Pasco, NAMI of Pasco, Land O’ Lakes Transport & Moving and Career Central all participated in providing food for those in need.
Again, I extend my thanks to everyone who played a part in the Farm Share giveaway. May the holiday season be a happy and joyous one for all!