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Hurricane Ian Disaster Relief Efforts

In partnership with more than 500 local food assistance programs, Second Harvest Food Bank has started providing disaster meals to the hardest-hit areas in our community.

The food bank is back in operation and working at an 'above and beyond' level to provide sustaining nutrition for families and seniors impacted by Hurricane Ian.

Volunteers are sorting and packing disaster relief boxes in our main facility and preparing meals for shelters and home deliveries at Mercy Kitchen.

The calls for additional food assistance have only just begun and will increase daily as families and seniors try to get back on their feet again. But we can't do it alone, we will need your support.

Your support will help with:

  • Additional critical mobile food distributions in all six Central Florida counties (Orange, Seminole, Volusia, Brevard, Osceola, Lake)
  • Setting up emergency food pantries in targeted areas
  • Home deliveries through the Bring Hope Home program
  • Disaster relief boxes

Thank you so much for your ongoing support. Check this page or follow us on Facebook for future updates.

 

Get Help:

Food Locator

Use the Food Locator to find a feeding partner near you.


Community Resources

Download our list of community resources.


24/7 Disaster Helpline

Call the Disaster Distress Helpline at 1-800-985-5990.


FEMA

To apply for assistance, go to DisasterAssistance.gov, or call 800-621-FEMA (3362).


Food Stamps

For SNAP benefits issued September 15 - 28, 2022:

DCF will automatically replace 70% of SNAP benefits issued September 15, 2022 through September 28, 2022 for all households residing in the following counties on Monday, October 3, 2022 by 11:59 PM EST.

Charlotte, Collier, Desoto, Flagler, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Highlands, Hillsborough, Lee, Manatee, Okeechobee, Orange, Osceola, Pinellas, Polk, Putnam, Saint Johns, Sarasota, Seminole, and Volusia.

Hurricane Ian Response and Recovery Information: myflfamilies.com/hurricaneian

For SNAP benefits issued September 1 - 14, 2022:

For SNAP recipients who receive their benefits between September 1, 2022- September 14, 2022, please use the link below.

Food Replacement Request: food-assistance-replacement.myflfamilies.com




Ways to Help:

Donate Now

Donate Now

Your $10 gift will provide 40 meals. 98% of your donation goes directly to feed our neighbors experiencing hunger. Click here to give now.

Start a Virtual Food Drive

Start A Virtual Food Drive

A Virtual Food Drive is one of the fastest and easiest ways to give back without leaving your home. Click here to sign up today.

Volunteer

Volunteer

Volunteers are needed to sort donations, package meals, and more. Visit the volunteer calendar to view available opportunities.

Donate Food

Donate Food

Our ability to pick up food drive donations will be severely limited after the storm, but we welcome nonperishable food donations at any of our facilities. Click here to view the list of critically needed items.

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