Feeding Northeast Florida still a frontline partner in providing disaster relief

For Clay Today
Posted 6/2/21

CLAY COUNTY – Hurricane season has arrived on the First Coast, and Feeding Northeast Florida still is on the frontlines when disaster strikes , rushing emergency relief food, water, and other …

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Feeding Northeast Florida still a frontline partner in providing disaster relief

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CLAY COUNTY – Hurricane season has arrived on the First Coast, and Feeding Northeast Florida still is on the frontlines when disaster strikes , rushing emergency relief food, water, and other supplies to those in greatest need. This month, the region’s largest area food bank is raising awareness about the effects these natural disasters have on our local food supply.

Approximately one in six individuals experience some level of food insecurity in Northeast Florida. When a storm hits, those statistics can quickly increase; in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma in 2017, FNFEL distributed more than 830,000 meals.

FNEFL works diligently to bridge the gap for those in need year-round through mobile food distributions and community partnerships, while standing at the ready should emergency strike in our area.

With Hurricane Season just around the corner, we would be happy to connect you with a representative to discuss:

  • Feeding Northeast Florida’s emergency response plan, including on-hand supply increases, supply chain status and how FNEFL reaches beyond the First Coast to help other hurricane-prone areas in the Southeast.
  • How FNEFL continues to help those in need now, while planning for emergency response in partnership with disaster and hunger relief network organizations like the American Red Cross, The Salvation Army, United Way and many more to distribute food and other essentials in times of crisis.
  • Getting ready: Things to do now. Our community may find themselves forced to ride out a storm, trying to evacuate, or staying in a shelter. It’s critical that residents have a plan in place to help ensure the safety of their families. FNEFL can share some best practices on how to be prepared before a storm hits.
  • How the public can support FNEFL’s mission to end hunger now and aid their efforts to prepare for hurricane season and beyond.

For more information, please contact www.feedingnefl.org or call (904) 513-1333.

 

 

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