Help provide food and water to those affected by Hurricane Michael.

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Feeding the Gulf Coast is providing emergency assistance to those who are affected by this natural disaster.

Feeding the Gulf Coast serves seven counties along the panhandle of Florida, including the areas most devastated by Hurricane Michael, Panama City and Mexico Beach. This catastrophic disaster has resulted in families, seniors, children and even babies being without food and water to meet their most essential basic needs. Feeding the Gulf Coast is fully committing our efforts, our staff and our resources to reach those whose lives have been impacted. With your support, we will continue to work around the clock to ensure food and water relief is provided until it is no longer needed.

The list below is a summary of our ongoing response efforts:

  • Staff are on the ground in Panama City, Mexico Beach, Callaway, Port St. Joe, and Lynn Haven, among other smaller communities, to distribute food and water, as well as scout locations for additional distribution points. We are working to get food and water to the people who need it regardless of the area.
  • We are conducting multiple trips daily out of our Theodore, AL and Milton, FL warehouses to bring truckloads of water, snacks and Meals Ready to Eat (MREs) to these areas.
  • We are working in conjunction with churches and organizations within these communities to set up regular, daily distributions so people have a reliable location to access food and water, creating a sense of stability during this time of great instability and uncertainty.
  • We have five of our trucks in use in Florida to deliver supplies to the affected communities. In addition, we have also rented nine additional trucks, including a tractor trailer, for the same purpose. We are utilizing every resource we have available to us to increase our ability to reach the maximum number of individuals.
  • We are seeking to lease a warehouse facility in the Panama City or Mexico Beach area for up to one year. This is an unanticipated expense, but it is critical to our ability to provide food and water both immediately and long-term to the affected areas as these communities recover and eventually rebuild. We remain committed to sustaining the members of the affected area long-term.
  • Many of our staff are engaged in 12-16 hour shifts to complete the disaster work needed each day. Our President & CEO, Cathy Pope, is among those, as she is coordinating with area Emergency Management Agencies and our staff to ensure the need is being met. We will work at this pace, 7 days a week as long as is needed.

Feeding the Gulf Coast is continuing to collaborate with Feeding America, Feeding Florida, Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) and other disaster responders to distribute food in areas affected by Hurricane Michael. Our permits are current, and we will continue to work with local government officials and area Emergency Management to assess where our help is most needed and deliver support in the form of food and water.

Thank you for supporting our disaster relief efforts and providing help and hope to those who need it so desperately.

*100% of designated donations will go to towards hunger relief in areas impacted by Hurricane Michael. We anticipate the need will remain for months. Once all disaster relief and recovery needs have been met, any remaining donations will be used to fund ongoing disaster relief efforts or will be redirected to where the need for hunger relief is greatest.

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