Hurricane Ida Relief

by Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana
Hurricane Ida Relief

Project Report | Apr 13, 2022
Second Harvest's Hurricane Ida Relief Work

By Amelia Whittington | Corporate and Foundation Relations Officer

Hurricane Ida, one of the strongest storms to ever hit the state, caused catastrophic damage throughout Southeast Louisiana. Many communities have returned to something resembling normalcy, but the recovery will take years for the hardest-hit communities. In the more than 7 months since the storm, we have distributed more than 11 million pounds of food, water, cleaning supplies, toiletries, baby items, and more across 14 affected parishes, as well as over 200,000 hot meals. 

 

In the coming months, we will focus our long-term recovery efforts on Lower Lafourche and Terrebonne Parishes, where the storm made landfall, and St. John Parish, which experienced devastating flooding. Second Harvest is working on solving several challenges as part of our long-term recovery strategy. Many of our partner agencies in these areas remain closed due to damage to their facilities, creating a decrease in distribution capacity which we must work to fill. We are collaborating with our agencies still in operation to assess the unique and evolving needs of each of these communities and ensure we are adequately meeting them. Temporary distribution locations are filling the gap in areas where pantries have closed.

 

Second Harvest has received support from many organizations to feed people in the immediate aftermath of the hurricane, but we know that we will need additional help to maintain these increased levels of service in the months to come. Your support will help fund our logistics and operations to deliver food, water, meals, and supplies to storm survivors in the hardest-hit parishes of Southeast Louisiana, as well as to help our affected partner agencies rebuild their capacity.

 

We will continue to respond to elevated needs for many more months as residents struggle with the financial burden of rebuilding their homes and communities. Thank you for helping those most affected by Hurricane Ida and its short and long-term impacts. We are grateful for all of our donors who trust Second Harvest as the experts to serve those who are most affected in times of disasters. We appreciate your support in helping us provide hope to our community during this difficult time.

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Dec 21, 2021
Second Harvest's Hurricane Ida Relief Work

By Amelia Whittington | Corporate and Foundation Relations Officer

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Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana

Location: New Orleans, LA - USA
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Twitter: @2ndHarvestGNOA
Project Leader:
Heather Sweeney
New Orleans , LA United States
$21,128 raised of $100,000 goal
 
31 donations
$78,872 to go
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