Resources

Download the Community Food Resource Handout Here!

Community Food Security Organizations

  • University of Florida Food Pantry: Alan and Cathy Hitchcock Pantry https://pantry.fieldandfork.ufl.edu/ Free non-perishable food, vegetables, toiletries, and more for the UF community experiencing food insecurity.
  • GRACE Marketplace, http://www.gracemarketplace.org/ An outreach program that serves the homeless and those in need, preparing, cooking, and serving meals at Café 131.
  • Fresh Access Bucks (FAB), http://www.foginfo.org/our-programs/fresh-access-bucks/ 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, workingfood.org 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, http://fieldandfork.ufl.edu/Promotes 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 http://gatorwell.ufsa.ufl.edu/ 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 http://www.Fruved.com A student club that aims to improve healthful dietary intake, increase physical activity, and improve overall stress management skills amongst college students.
  • Healthy Gators healthygators.ufl.edu 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 http://recsports.ufl.edu/fitness/nutrition-services 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 https://fieldandfork.ufl.edu/programs/gator-csa/ 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