Treasure Coast Food Bank mobilizes in preparation

for potential impact from Hurricane Dorian

Critical need items include toilet paper, cleaning supplies,

personal hygiene items and diapers

 

FORT PIERCE, Fla. Treasure Coast Food Bank began preparing this week to provide food, water and non-food supplies to anyone affected by Hurricane Dorian on the Treasure Coast and Okeechobee County once the storm has passed.

As the lead agency providing those essentials to the four-county area, Treasure Coast Food Bank activated disaster planning on Thursday to ensure that deliveries of non-perishable food and water can reach those who need them in the aftermath of the hurricane. Treasure Coast Food Bank is an important asset during hurricane recovery as it provides relief to any area residents who have lost access to food and water.

The agency is staging inventory and manpower in anticipation of needs that could arise after the storm. All disaster recovery preparations will continue through the weekend until the hurricane’s strength makes conditions unsafe for the staff to be on the road.

It also is collecting critical-need items that will be in high demand in the days following the storm. Those items include non-perishable food such as peanut butter and jelly, crackers, shelf-stable proteins, and canned soups as well as other essentials – diapers, paper products, and cleaning supplies.

The community can help by making a cash donation that enables Treasure Coast Food Bank to make bulk purchases of items that are of most critical need. Visit www.stophunger.org to make a donation.