Hurricane Michael Update
Feeding the Gulf Coast serves seven counties along the panhandle of Florida, from Escambia County in the west to Bay, Holmes, and Washington counties in the east. A natural disaster of this caliber has the potential to wipe out food stores in communities for days at a time, or longer. We are deeply concerned for our communities affected by Hurricane Michael and will work to ensure food relief is provided as it is needed.
Feeding the Gulf Coast is collaborating with Feeding America, Feeding Florida, Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) and other disaster responders to prepare to distribute food in areas affected by Hurricane Michael. Our permits are current, and we will be working around the clock with local government officials and area Emergency Management to assess where our help will be most needed and deliver support in the form of food and water.
If you are able to assist, Feeding the Gulf Coast will need your help as we emerge from Michael. We are asking for volunteers and monetary donations to tackle any upcoming needs. If you are in need of assistance, please call our toll-free number at (888) 704-FOOD.
The food bank transitions immediately into disaster relief mode when a storm hits our service area. Following the storm, we work with our food pantries and meal programs to begin response and recovery efforts. We continue providing relief long after other recovery efforts have ended.
Anytime a major disaster hits our service area, Feeding America sends food and supplies. We work to get those supplies as quickly as possible to affected communities. We coordinate disaster efforts with local government officials, Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) and the American Red Cross to ensure unduplicated, efficient and timely relief.
Ways to Get Involved
Volunteer for Disaster Relief
To assist with Hurricane Michael Relief, please register here.
Volunteers are needed to pack and distribute emergency food boxes, assist with mobile pantries, or make and answer phone calls during the days following a disaster.
Please fill out this form and list Emergency Response to be added to our database of emergency volunteers.
There is always a sense of urgency to quickly help those in need after a disaster strikes. However, the need for relief efforts continue for months after the disaster is over. We remain in communities long after other disaster organizations leave.
Donate today to help us provide immediate disaster relief to our service area during times of natural disaster or crisis.
Here is a list of our most needed items in the event of a disaster.