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. Similarly, as part of the Feeding America and Feeding Florida networks, we are prepared to send emergency assistance to sister food banks statewide and nationwide.
Make sure to check our website and social media pages to stay up-to-date during- and post-crisis.
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.
Here are some tips to make sure plans are in place in case a storm hits.
After a natural disaster, the need for emergency food increases. Food and monetary donations help the food bank provide increased assistance to all those in need when disaster strikes.
If a storm strikes, check our Find Food page for resources on emergency food distributions. Individuals and families in need of food assistance can call us at 813.254.1190 with any questions.