Provide Fresh Meals to Hurricane Ian Survivors

by Marine Education Initiative
Provide Fresh Meals to Hurricane Ian Survivors
Provide Fresh Meals to Hurricane Ian Survivors
Provide Fresh Meals to Hurricane Ian Survivors
Provide Fresh Meals to Hurricane Ian Survivors
Provide Fresh Meals to Hurricane Ian Survivors
Provide Fresh Meals to Hurricane Ian Survivors
Provide Fresh Meals to Hurricane Ian Survivors
Provide Fresh Meals to Hurricane Ian Survivors
Provide Fresh Meals to Hurricane Ian Survivors
Provide Fresh Meals to Hurricane Ian Survivors
Provide Fresh Meals to Hurricane Ian Survivors
Provide Fresh Meals to Hurricane Ian Survivors
Provide Fresh Meals to Hurricane Ian Survivors
Provide Fresh Meals to Hurricane Ian Survivors

Summary

This project will provide much-needed disaster relief aid to the Ft. Myers, FL area in the form of fresh healthy meals including fresh leafy greens from our aquaponics farm in Southeast, FL. We are partnering with area soup kitchens and other community groups to help distribute salads and other greens based meals. Post-storm, many individuals are forced to eat unhealthy canned goods and for many especially with health issues this can be very damaging.

$2,225
total raised
14
donors
0
monthly donors
3
months

Challenge

Southwest Florida is in need of disaster relief following the devastation of Hurricane Ian, one of the strongest storms to hit Florida. The storm has destroyed and damaged homes, caused injuries, and created a state of emergency in the area. Many families are being supporting through community organizations like soup kitchens and most are eating highly salted food items like canned goods that are damaging to their health.

Solution

We will be harvesting the leafy greens growing in our Aquaponics Farm in Boca Raton, FL while also seeking donations of fresh greens. We will be packaging and distributing meals such as high-protein salads through our community partners in the Ft. Myers area. Funds donated will be used to purchase other necessary healthy foods for the meals. We will rely on the local network of volunteers of our partners to disburse the meals and provide further aid in the area.

Long-Term Impact

This project has the potential to assist those impacted by Hurricane Ian with a fresh, nutritious meal not often provided during disaster relief efforts. Our produce is sustainably grown and pesticide free. This project has the potential to scale to more than just a one-time food drive. We hope to build another aquaponics center in the Southwest Florida area to continue providing fresh meals to local soup kitchens to fight food insecurity and provide additional STEM education opportunities.

Resources

Organization Information

Marine Education Initiative

Location: Boca Raton, FL - USA
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @The_Marine_Ed
Project Leader:
Nicholas Metropulos
Boca Raton, 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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