Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Representative Randy Fine (R-Palm Bay) announced that he would be donating the entirety of his April legislative salary to Farm Share, a statewide non-profit focused on distributing fresh food to needy Floridians. As part of the announcement, Fine announced that his office would be holding large free food distribution events on April 25th and May 2nd, 7th, 14th, 21st, and 29th.
“Today is my birthday,” said Representative Fine. “Normally a happy time, with parties and presents and laughter and fun. But we are living in a time in which so many of our fellow Floridians are worried about how to put food on the table, how to teach their children, how to not catch this unique virus.
“I’m lucky — my family is safe at home, and we are blessed to be financially secure. So for this birthday, it feels wrong to take when there are so many to whom I could give.
“So my present to myself is to donate my entire April legislative salary to Farm Share, which is working with my office on a 500-family free food distribution event this Saturday, April 25th.
“And my present to those I serve is that working with Farm Share, we will be able to do FIVE additional free Farm Share food distribution events in May — on May 2, 7, 14, 21, and 29. Assuming we feed 500 families at each, that will be 3,000 served.
“Details to come, but I can promise you this, we will need help — this will be a lot of work. None of us can save the world by ourselves, but if each of us who can does our part, we can do what Americans have always done in times of crisis — rise together.”