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Food for Hurricane Michael Survivors

by Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida
Food for Hurricane Michael Survivors

Summary

Before Hurricane Michael struck, volunteers in Orlando were packing disaster relief boxes with canned meats, fruits, vegetables and shelf-stable milkenough to meet basic needs of a family of four for a week. The first truck of disaster food boxes has reached the devastated area, and we will provide food at no cost to disaster relief providers throughout the recovery period, while serving our local community. We need your help! $10 will provide $90 worth of groceries for hurricane survivors

$10,831
total raised
11
donors
0
monthly donors
1
year

Challenge

Immediately following a storm the strength of Hurricane Michael, everything in the path will be destroyed or heavily damaged. A huge problem is lack of electricity. This is problem that impacts hundreds of thousands of people, and takes time to repair. No electricity means no way to store or cook perishable food even if you still have a home to live in. It means few if any grocery stores for weeks. Many people may not have that "neighborhood" grocery store for weeks or even months.

Solution

A hurricane impacts everyone in its path regardless of age or income. People's homes are gone. Jobs have been blown away by the storm. Electricity is out. Food is a basic need that must be provided to the storm victims Food that does not require electricity for storage or preparation solves that problem. Each disaster box will feed a family of four for about a week. Food items such as shelf-stable milk; canned meats, fruits and vegetables: and cereal will help people recovering from Michael

Long-Term Impact

The disaster food box immediately alleviates hunger. Second Harvest's capacity to build and truck disaster relief food boxes to our neighbors in the devastated area while continuing to fully maintain our food distribution to our local community allows us to assist with disaster relief as long as necessary. This can make a difference throughout the recovery period.

Resources

http:/​/​www.feedhopenow.org
website

Organization Information

Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida

Location: Orlando, FL - USA
Project Leader:
Judy Crawford
Orlando, FL United States

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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