Peachtree City, GA

Hurricane Relief

Hurricane Relief

Disaster Relief Efforts

Hurricane Harvey caused devastating flooding in Texas, leaving more than 30,000 people seeking shelter. At this writing, 11 semi loads of Disaster Relief boxes have been sent to Texas and Hurricane Irma is bearing down on Florida. These two storms will results in months of Disaster Relief efforts by Midwest Food Bank.

 

As a Salvation Army First Responder, MFB can have supplies on the road within 24 hours of being called. Disaster Relief boxes contain enough shelf-stable food to feed a family of four for 4 to 5 days. Volunteers assemble, pack and drive the boxes to disaster sites and the Salvation Army distributes them to those in need. 

 

Midwest Food Bank had a load of Disaster Relief boxes on the way before Harvey made landfall. Since then, more loads have been requested and sent. Soon hygiene kits will also be sent, and the time will come when clean-up supplies will be requested. The impact of this storm will require ongoing support lasting months.

 

Midwest Food Bank is blessed to be able to provide a way for people to help support our neighbors to the south. We want to best utilize your time and resources. Here are the ways you can bring help and hope:

 

1. Pray for those who are displaced and hungry. Their best help will come from the LORD.

2. Donate financially

3. Volunteer

4. Donate hygiene kits (details below).

5. Donate cleaning supplies (list below). 

6. Donate food (list below). 

7. Donate Baby supplies (list below). 

 

2. DONATE FINANCIALLY

Midwest Food Bank has many buying partnerships, and with our not-for-profit status, we will maximize your donation, increasing your purchasing power. Funds will be used to purchase food for Disaster Relief boxes and to cover the cost of transporting them. Any funds received that go beyond the needs for Hurricane Harvey will assist in future disasters.

To make a donation, click hereand choose "Disaster Relief" for your designation, and in the "Memo" space, type "Hurricane Harvey."

 

3. VOLUNTEER

Contact Danielle at dbiggs@midwestfoodbank.org to see what volunteer opportunities are available.

 

4. HYGIENE KITS

These may be brought to our location (220 Parkade Court, Peachtree City, GA). Hygiene kits should be packed in 1-gallon ziplock bags and include: 

  • Soap (bar or body wash)
  • Shampoo
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Razor
  • Deodorant
  • Comb or brush
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Body Wipes
  • Feminine Hygiene products

 

5. CLEANING SUPPLIES

If you would like to donate cleaning supplies, please bring any of these items to our location (220 Parkade Court, Peachtree City, GA):

  • Pressure washers (2000 psi or above, gas powered)
  • 5000-7000 KW Generators
  • High volume commercial fans
  • Portable sump/water pumps & garden hoses
  • 10 gallon Shop Vacs (4-6 1/2 hp, 10-16 gallon, option to use a bag)
  • Utility & mop buckets & mops
  • Standard and contractor brooms & long-handled scrapers
  • Flat shovels, squeegees & industrial scrub brushes
  • Gloves (rubber coated/string knit and rubber gloves)
  • Mold resistant disposable respirator mask
  • Shop towels/rags in a box & sponges
  • All purpose cleaners (equivalent to 409)
  • Putty knives
  • Large garbage bags
  • Toilet paper, paper towels

 

6. FOOD

If you would like to donate food, please bring any of these items to our location (220 Parkade Court, Peachtree City, GA):

Note: No glass jars, please.

  • Canned goods (soups, stews, chili, tuna, fruits, vegetables, pasta, spaghetti sauce)
  • Peanut butter, breakfast cereal, healthy snacks
  • Boxed Instant Meals (Mac 'n' cheese, Ramen noodles, hamburger helper)
  • Beans & Rice

 

7. BABY SUPPLIES

  • Formula
  • Pacifiers
  • Diapers
  • Bottles
  • Wipes
  • Food

     

    Thank you for your concern and your heart to help our neighbors to the south. 

     

     

    Below, volunteers assemble to prepare foods for disaster relief.

     

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