Actor Hugh Jackman, well-known for his roles in X-Men and The Greatest Showman, was recently spotted volunteering for Share The Harvest Farm, a nonprofit that fights food insecurity on Long Island.
Jackman posted a photo of himself on his Instagram feed Monday wearing a face mask, hat, and sunglasses as he helped to transport a bucket of vegetables from the field of the East-Hampton-based organization.
“I’ve been volunteering at @sharetheharvestfarm,” Jackman wrote in his caption. “An amazing organization that helps feed families in need on the East End of Long Island.”
Share The Harvest Farm, founded in 2010 on a half-acre of land, helps to grow and donate thousands of pounds of fresh, healthy food to those in need.
Their mission to end food insecurity on the East End is especially important right now, with the number of people seeking assistance skyrocketing as a result of the pandemic.
“We’ve been honored to work with the wonderful [Hugh Jackman] and his family this summer,” the organization shared on their Instagram account. “Thank you for all the help and enthusiasm, Hugh, even on the hottest of days and dirtiest of tasks, and for keeping us all well-caffeinated this season.”
Share The Harvest Farm emphasized how important their volunteers are to them. It takes a lot of help to complete their mission in delivering not just food, but fresh, nutritious vegetables and herbs to anyone who needs it.
The farm serves multiple organizations, delivering organically grown food to local women’s shelters, senior citizen centers, etc.
The farm also operates a farm stand, which is located on 55 Long Lane. The stand is open for pre-order pickups to comply with social distancing regulations. The farm stand, which is stocked with jellies, jams, teas, and more, uses its profits to fund the organization’s mission to end food insecurity.
Whether it is through volunteering, donating, or simply picking up some local groceries or a snack from their farm stand, Share The Harvest has made it easy for others, including Hugh Jackman, to help aid them in their mission.
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