Natural disasters can create an increased need for resources in a community. Food banks and other relief organizations work as a team to bring help and comfort to people suffering the effects of these disasters.
Feeding Tampa Bay and our Disaster Readiness team are FEMA trained and prepared to handle disaster situations. As part of the Hillsborough County EOC, we work directly with local emergency management operations to provide food, water, and hygiene items during crisis situations. If Tampa Bay faces a disaster, such as flooding from a hurricane or tropical storm, Feeding Tampa Bay will have the resources and communication plan in place to concentrate on helping victims of the storm across the 10 counties we serve.
Make sure to check our website and social media pages to stay up-to-date during- and post-crisis.
Make sure you’re prepared
Although weather patterns are ever-changing, it is important to be prepared for any impact of hurricanes threatening Florida. Stock up on shelf-stable food and water to be ready to weather any storm and download the Bytes to Bites app on your smartphone to find food distributions following a devastation.
Here are some tips to make sure plans are in place in case a storm hits: