Free Fruit #1

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The first edition of our newsletter! Published in Summer of 2022, the Free Fruit informs clients, volunteers, and more about changes and happenings with Free Grocery Store.

Our first edition in picture form! Download as a pdf: Issue 1 PDF

Read below for the same information in text:

We’re taking a break!

Delimitation of service areas

Free Grocery Store will be taking time off from July 3 to 16 for some much needed rest and relaxation! Our delivery service, in-person pantry, and waitlist will not be operating during this time. We’ll be delivering as usual on June 21 and June 28. After the break, your deliveries will resume according to this schedule:

  • “A” area: July 19 & every two weeks after
  • “B” area: July 26 & every two weeks after

Please contact us if you have questions!

Who we are

You probably know us as your Tuesday box of food, but we wanted to introduce ourselves more formally, what we’re about, and what motivates us.

We’re a 2-year-old volunteer mutual aid operation aiming to end food insecurity in Gainesville. We currently serve about 200 households.

We stand against a system that prioritizes profit over our health and well-being. We believe in the beauty of food and that it should be accessible, healthful, and culturally relevant for all. We’re set on building a food system owned and con-trolled by the community it serves. We’re breaking down barriers to accessing the food we all deserve.


Here are some opportunities to collaborate and get to know us better:


You may have received produce grown at our community garden plot. If you’re interested in learning how to grow your own food, we meet every Sunday at McRorie Community Garden to plan, plant and harvest. We’d love to have you out! No experience needed.

615 SE 4th Ave, 9 am.


We’ll be gathering on July 16 to plan our future, coordinate new projects and get feedback from our volunteers and recipients. We’ll send out more details as we have them.

Mobile pantry

We’re setting up distributions across Gainesville where we give out food within neighbor-hoods. We’ll send you info if our next mobile distribution is near you!

Contact Us

(352) 288-1568

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