Feeding the Gulf Coast Distributes Food in Areas Hit by Hurricane Sally


Feeding the Gulf Coast Distributes Food in Areas Hit by Hurricane Sally

Working with local food pantries across the Gulf Coast to meet the needs of families and individuals in the wake of Hurricane Sally’s Devastating Aftermath.

 

Mobile, Ala. – Nearly a week has passed since Hurricane Sally devastated parts of south Alabama and the Panhandle of Florida. In the wake of this catastrophic storm, Feeding the Gulf Coast is working around the clock to provide much needed food and water to those struggling in the affected Gulf Coast communities. 

In the six days since landfall, Feeding the Gulf Coast has distributed over 355,000 pounds of essential food and water to storm impacted communities, including Baldwin and Mobile counties in Alabama, and Escambia and Santa Rosa counties in Florida. As families are already struggling with the economic pressures resulting from COVID-19, Hurricane Sally has added to their burdens with costly home repairs and destroyed food supplies.

"Along the Central Gulf Coast, one in five individuals struggles with food insecurity. That includes one in three children,” says Michael Ledger, President and CEO of Feeding the Gulf Coast. "The destruction of Hurricane Sally in combination with the COVID-19 pandemic impact has significantly exacerbated the issue of hunger, specifically in our Gulf Coast region. Our hearts are broken for all affected, but we know that our Gulf Coast communities are strong and resilient. Feeding the Gulf Coast is committed to providing ongoing disaster relief and food assistance to the communities devastated by Hurricane Sally. We know the need is great and we are here to relieve some of the burdens created by this storm for the long haul.” 

The food bank will continue to work with our partner agencies in the community, as well as Feeding America and state Food Bank Associations, to best serve those impacted by Sally’s destruction. As the food bank assesses the areas of greatest concern, they remain focused on maintaining service throughout all 24 counties as they continue to respond to the ongoing needs resulting from COVID-19.

For individuals and families experiencing hunger, we encourage them to use the "Find Help" feature available on our website at www.feedingthegulfcoast.org. Individuals can also call our office at (888) 704-FOOD and our staff can help connect those seeking assistance with distribution partners closest to them. During this time of uncertainty and crisis, the food bank remains committed to serving individuals and families impacted by the storm. Feeding the Gulf Coast will continue to be an organization of hope and support for families facing hunger. 

As we work to meet the increased demand for emergency food, water and supplies in our community, support will be vital for our ability to respond quickly and decisively to address the damages caused by Hurricane Sally throughout our service area. For those wishing to become involved with our efforts, donations can be made on our website at www.feedingthegulfcoast.orgWe also know volunteer support will be critical to our efforts in the coming days.

 

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Upcoming agency hours and distributions for those in impacted areas:

 

Alabama:

9/23/2020 at 11:45 AM
Magnolia Springs Volunteer Fire Department | 14809 Gates. Ave. Magnolia Springs, AL 36555

 

Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Christian Service Center | 317 Dolphin Avenue, Gulf Shores, AL 36547

 

Monday-Thursday. 9:00 AM -  4:00 PM

Christian Life Church | 25550 Canal Road, Orange Beach, AL 36561

 

9/24/2020 at 8:00 AM

Calvary Chapel Fellowship of Foley | 1113 A-B North Mckenzie Street, Foley, AL 36535

 

Florida:

9/23/2020 at 9:00 AM
Talbot Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church | 425 North Reus Street, Pensacola, FL, 32501

 

9/26/2020 at 8:00 AM
Ferry Pass Community Corporation | 8350 Caminitti Lane, Pensacola, FL 32514

 

9/26/2020 at 8:00 AM

Bethel AME | 511 Woodlands Drive, Pensacola, FL 32503

 

9/26/2020 ay 9:00 AM
Christ Church Parish | 500 N. Guillemard Street, Pensacola, FL 32501

 









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