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Community Food Security Organizations

  • University of Florida Food Pantry: Alan and Cathy Hitchcock Pantry Free non-perishable food, vegetables, toiletries, and more for the UF community experiencing food insecurity.
  • GRACE Marketplace, An outreach program that serves the homeless and those in need, preparing, cooking, and serving meals at Café 131.
  • Fresh Access Bucks (FAB), Program that allows SNAP/EBT recipients to use EBT at Farmers Markets across Florida. SNAP recipients spend $10 within a week at a registered Farmers Market to be awarded an additional $10 per week to spend on Farmers Market fruits and veggies.
  • Working Food, A non-profit organization that works to cultivate and sustain a resilient local food community. Programs include: Culinary Kitchen Incubator, Southern Heritage Seed Collective, Youth Gardens, and Local Food Week.

UF Food and Nutrition Education Programs and Clubs

  • UF Field and Fork Program, hands on learning in sustainable agriculture and food systems. You can volunteer at Farm and Gardens, and they also host classes and community groups.

UF Wellness and Financial Services

  • GatorWell A program at UF focused on empowering UF students to be healthy and well through prevention. They offer Wellness Coaching and many other services.
  • Get Fruved A student club that aims to improve healthful dietary intake, increase physical activity, and improve overall stress management skills amongst college students.
  • Healthy Gators Gators is a coalition of University of Florida departments and organizations who work together to identify key health issues and trends at UF. Their webpage links to a number of campus resources and events for wellness.
  • Rec Sports RecSports offers Nutrition Services by a registered and licensed dietitian to enhance and empower overall wellness. Nutrition Services offers one-on-one nutrition counseling to UF students and the UF community.

Local Farms and Fresh Produce

  • Gator Community Support Agriculture (CSA) Program Pay for membership fee. Farmers provide fresh vegetables, fruits, and other farm products directly to consumer-members. Produce is available throughout the growing season.
  • Gainesville Farms
  • Farmer’s Markets There are many other farms in Alachua County. You can find many of them at our local farmers markets.
    • Alachua County, 5920 NW 13th St, Gainesville, FL 32653, Every Saturday from 8:30 am – 12 pm
    • Haile Plantation, 5213 SW 91 Terrace, Gainesville, FL 32608, Every Saturday from 8:30 am – 12 pm
    • High Springs, Plantation Oaks, 201 NE 1st Avenue, High Springs, FL, Every Thursday from 12pm – dusk and first Saturdays from 9 am – 1 pm
    • Keystone Heights Farmers’ Market, Natural Park, State Road 21, 555 S. Lawrence Boulevard, Keystone Heights, Saturdays 9:00am-1:00pm
    • Newberry Farmers Market, W Newberry Road at the railroad crossing on N. Seaboard Drive, Newberry, FL, Every Saturday starting at 8 am
    • Tioga Monday Market, Tioga Town Center, 13005 W Newberry Road, Newberry, FL, Every Monday from 4 pm – 7 pm
    • Union Street Downtown Market, 111 E University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601, Every Wednesday from 4 – 7 pm
    • WIC Farmer’s Market at the Alachua County Health Department, 224 SE 24th Street, Gainesville, FL, Every Friday from 10 am – 2 pm