Mike Caruso, Farm Share to hold food distribution event

Rep. Mike Caruso is partnering with Farm Share to help distribute food Saturday in Boca Raton.

“Farm Share’s mission is to alleviate hunger and fight poverty by recovering and distributing healthy and nutritious fruits, vegetables, proteins and other nonperishable food to Florida families, children, seniors and individuals in need,” Caruso wrote in a Wednesday email blast to constituents.

“We are looking forward to seeing you there!”

The event will take place Saturday, Sept. 7 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. It will be held at the Wayne Barton Study Center at 269 NE 14 St in Boca Raton.

Caruso also spoke on the recovery efforts in the Bahamas following Hurricane Dorian. He pushed his constituents to help those affected.

“Hurricane Dorian has passed Palm Beach County, and luckily did not make landfall,” Caruso said.

“Unfortunately, the Bahamas did not get so lucky, getting the brunt of the storm. I encourage everyone with extra hurricane resources such as non perishable food, water, and flashlights to donate them to those in need.”

His email included links to a pair of organizations that are collected donations to help with post-Dorian recovery.

Caruso pointed to the Eagles’ Wing Foundation in West Palm Beach and American Red Cross.

Dorian struck the Bahamas as a massive Category 5 hurricane. The slow-moving storm then sat over the island chain for nearly two days, causing extensive flooding and destruction.

Rep. Shevrin Jones, who has family in the Bahamas, has also promoted donation efforts. Wednesday, Jones pushed the Donald Trump administration to lift visa requirements for those looking to leave the Bahamas and seek refuge in the U.S.