FEEDING THE GULF COAST POISED TO PROVIDE FOR THE COMMUNITIES AFFECTED BY HURRICANE MICHAEL
As we begin to see the effects of Hurricane Michael, Feeding the Gulf Coast is collaborating with Feeding America, Feeding Florida, Bay County Emergency Management, Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) and other disaster responders to prepare to distribute food and water in areas affected by the hurricane.
“Our emergency management access permits are current and we are working around the clock with local government officials to access areas where our help is needed the most. In advance of Hurricane Michael, Feeding the Gulf Coast staged water and MREs (Meals Ready to Eat) throughout its service area to be utilized by evacuation shelters. Additionally, as soon as it is safe to access affected areas, we will be delivering additional support in the form of water and food,” says Cathy Pope, President and CEO of Feeding the Gulf Coast.
Feeding the Gulf Coast serves seven counties along the panhandle of Florida, from Escambia County in the west to Bay, Holmes, and Washington counties in the east. A natural disaster of this caliber has the potential to wipe out food stores in communities for days at a time, or longer. We are deeply concerned for our communities affected by Hurricane Michael and will work to ensure food relief is provided where it is needed most.
If you are able to assist, Feeding the Gulf Coast will need your help as we emerge from Hurricane Michael. We are asking for volunteers and monetary donations to tackle any upcoming needs. To find out how you can help those affected by Hurricane
Michael, please visit : www.feedingthegulfcoast.org. For those seeking food assistance, please call (888) 704-FOOD (3663).