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DESTIN — Destin Harvest Executive Director Chris Leavenworth stopped bagging food for a moment and looked out at the long line of cars waiting to enter the food distribution area at Morgan Sports Complex.

“We expected a turnout, but nothing like this,” he said, “This is really something awesome.”

Farm Share, a nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring food-insecure Floridians receive the food and support they need, provided some 40,000 pounds of food for Saturday’s giveaway.

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Volunteers from Harbor Docks, Food For Thought, Destin Harvest, the city of Destin and others provided much of the manpower to get the food organized, bagged and distributed.

“We’re effectively feeding the community,” Leavenworth said. “We have access to this resource, Farm Share, and as long as we can continue to connect the pieces, we will.”