Okaloosa donations boost Farm Share Quincy

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Crestview News Bulletin contributing writer

QUINCY — Okaloosa County Emergency Management and the Okaloosa County School Board recently teamed up with Walmart, which donated the use of two tractor trailers and drivers for Farm Share Quincy.

They were able to make the 141-mile journey to the Quincy Farm Share Facility and take back with them 7,250 pounds of water, 860 blankets and 41,040 meals for kids, the homeless and disaster relief. They planned to return with a couple of flat beds to get more.

“When I heard we would be receiving over a million and a half pounds of disaster relief meals, we had to think outside the box,” said Dave Reynolds, the Quincy Farm Share facility manager. “I gave my assistant, Monica Owens, the task of contacting all the Emergency Managements and school boards in the 16 counties surrounding us.

“She really knocked it out of the park.”

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