Feeding America Meets Needs of Hurricane Matthew
Feeding America and member food banks continue to work together to provide desperately needed food, water and groceries to people severely impacted by Hurricane Matthew.
The disaster caused more than 30 deaths in the United States and damaged communities across the region. It had the biggest impact on communities in South Carolina and North Carolina. In North Carolina alone, over a foot of rain fell, resulting in an estimated $1.5 billion in damage...
Hurricane Matthew flooding
Flood waters have not yet receded in many regions and major roadways remain closed, leaving some families in temporary food deserts. Below are brief updates on the relief efforts of some of the food banks in impacted areas.
Most are beginning to experience increased demand for their services, yet in some cases they have not witnessed a massive influx of need yet because people are still stranded...
The Feeding America national office has provided more than 2 million pounds of food to impacted food banks to date to help with their relief efforts...
Harvest Hope Food Bank in Columbia, SC is working hard to deliver food and water to affected households. Last week, an estimated 1,400 cars passed through a large-scale food distribution held by the food bank.
More than 20 of the counties served by Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina, located in Raleigh, NC, were declared federal disaster areas. The food bank has shipped out more than 100,000 pounds of food to people in need.
For more information about Hurricane Matthew's impact and how to help, click here.