Crews at Feeding South Florida’s facility in Pembroke Park have spent the last few days packing food and supplies to be taken to those in need following Hurricane Michael.
“We’re sending a 36-foot tractor-trailer filled with water, pop-top cans and the supplies that our families might need,” said Sari Vatske with Feeding South Florida, according to a news release by the organization.
Vatske also spoke to us a NewsRadio 610WIOD. She said that Feeding South Florida's main goal right now is to assist the more than 400,000 residents who have been ravaged by the storm and are currently stuck in the dark without power.
Feeding South Florida is one of the largest food banks in Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe counties. The organization is using its networks to feed families caught in the storm.
“Our friends in Tampa and Orlando are helping out as well, so we’re in it for the long haul,” said Vatske.
When it comes to donations, water and shelf-standing food are at the top of the list, but personal hygiene items, batteries, and cleaning supplies are also in high demand.
Donation collection sites have been set up in Boynton Beach and Pembroke Park.
If you are interested in lending a hand and donating (or volunteering!), get more information here!