Free fruit and vegetables at Gaines Park

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There’ll be a give-away of fresh fruit and vegetables on Oct. 15 in Gaines Park, under a program hosted by State Rep. Bobby Powell Jr. (District 88) and West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio, in partnership with Farm Share.

The event takes place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at 1501 N. Australian Ave. It is free, but attendees must register upon arrival.

The idea is to steer locals away from processed food, Powell said.

Homestead-based Farm Share is a food bank that distributes more than 4 million household food packages a year, focusing on inner city and rural areas.