Feeding the Gulf Coast Pledges Continued Aid to Families Devastated by Hurricane Michael

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October 30, 2018

Feeding the Gulf Coast Pledges Continued Aid to Families Devastated by Hurricane Michael

 

Theodore, AL  – October 23, 2018

More than 13 days have passed since Hurricane Michael devastated parts of Florida, Georgia, and the Carolinas. In the wake of this catastrophic hurricane, Feeding the Gulf Coast is continuing to work around the clock to provide much needed food and water to those struggling in the affected Florida communities. They have been working with Feeding America and Feeding Florida to coordinate disaster response efforts with local Emergency Management Agencies and their partner community organizations in these areas.

 

Feeding the Gulf Coast has distributed food and water in Bay, Calhoun, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson and Washington counties, going beyond their normal service area to serve those communities who need their help. To date, Feeding the Gulf Coast has distributed over 1,000,000 bottles of water and nearly 500,000 meals and snacks to affected communities. In addition, they have distributed over 20,000 fresh apples and oranges to these areas, offering families a much needed break from the shelf stable meals they have had to rely on since Hurricane Michael made landfall. They thank the more than 200 volunteers who have helped them so far.

"We are committed to continuing to work tirelessly to provide food relief to the communities devastated by Hurricane Michael. We know the need is great and want everyone to know that we are here for the long haul and will continue to provide relief to this community for the coming months and years," said Cathy Pope, Feeding the Gulf Coast President & CEO.

 

Feeding the Gulf Coast is fully committing their efforts, staff and resources to reach those whose lives have been changed by this catastrophe. They will continue to keep the public informed of their efforts as our communities start down the road to recovery by sharing their efforts on their website, feedingthegulfcoast.org, and Facebook page, facebook.com/FeedingtheGulfCoast/. If you know of communities impacted that are in need of additional help, please reach out to them. They are currently in the process of trying to secure warehouse space near the affected area so they can more efficiently serve these communities long-term. If you have any information that might help them locate warehouse space in the area, please contact Feeding the Gulf Coast with this information.

 

To donate or volunteer in support of relief efforts for those impacted by Hurricane Michael, please visit feedingthegulfcoast.org.