Midwest Food Bank sending hurricane disaster relief to Louisiana, Texas

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Disaster relief supplies packed by Midwest Food Bank in Peachtree City await shipment to Hurricane Laura victims. Photo/Midwest Food Bank.
Disaster relief supplies packed by Midwest Food Bank in Peachtree City await shipment to Hurricane Laura victims. Photo/Midwest Food Bank.
<b>An open box filled with food and other disaster relief supplies packed by Midwest Food Bank in Peachtree City. Photo/Midwest Food Bank.</b>
An open box filled with food and other disaster relief supplies packed by Midwest Food Bank in Peachtree City. Photo/Midwest Food Bank.

Midwest Food Bank sent disaster relief to help victims of Hurricane Laura in recent days. A semi-truck-load of cleaning supplies went to Lake Charles, LA, on Monday, August 31. A semi load of family food boxes left the Normal Illinois warehouse on September 2, for Beaumont, TX, another was scheduled to leave September 3.

Midwest Food Bank is a first responder in a partnership with The Salvation Army. Disaster relief can be on the road within 24 hours of a request. Family food boxes hold enough shelf-stable food to sustain a family of four for up to five days. The Georgia Division is gathering supplies and will filling boxes in the coming week.

“We will soon be assembling and filling relief boxes in our warehouse,” says Will Garner, Executive Director of Midwest Food Bank Georgia. “We invite our community to contact our office or watch our Facebook page for volunteer opportunities to be actively involved in bringing people hope.”

For those who wish to help, financial donations give Midwest Food Bank the flexibility to quickly and efficiently respond to the needs of the victims. To help cover the cost of the supplies and fuel needed to transport them, visit midwestfoodbank.org, and click on “Donate.” Send checks directly to Midwest Food Bank, 220 Parkade Court, Peachtree City, GA 30269, or text @mfbga to 52014 to donate.

Midwest Food Midwest Food Bank has eleven locations, nine in the United States, and one each in East Africa and Haiti. Its mission is to share the love of Christ, by alleviating hunger and malnutrition locally and throughout the world and providing disaster relief; all without discrimination. For more information, go to midwestfood.org.