All Faiths Food Bank Prepares for Hurricane Season During Pandemic

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According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, this hurricane season is predicted to be more active than normal. The COVID-19 pandemic will continue into the hurricane season, compounding the problem of hunger in our region. All Faiths Food Bank has taken additional measures to handle hurricane-plus-pandemic scenarios. All Faiths is ready with resources, training and communication to respond to the communities it serves. The Food Bank has already secured supplies of emergency meals and water and has leased additional warehouse space for storage. As in the past, the Food Bank will work directly with local emergency management operations to provide food, water, and hygiene items during crisis situations. Similarly, as part of the Feeding America and Feeding Florida networks, All Faiths is prepared to provide emergency assistance to its sister food banks statewide and nationally, if needed.

In times of disaster, All Faiths Food Bank and its agency partners represent a vital emergency food supply for storm victims in Sarasota and DeSoto counties. Hunger relief is challenging enough in areas impacted by natural disasters; any storm response this year will be complicated by the coronavirus. While there is still a temporary hold on consumer donations of food and water due to public health concerns related to the coronavirus, financial contributions are most welcome.

 

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