Disaster Response

Feed the Children Offers Hope and Help to Families Affected by Disasters

Disasters can occur at any moment and communities are often left feeling helpless in the wake of destruction. Feed the Children stands ready to help whenever disaster strikes. Through our vast network of community partners, we provided immediate aid to those affected by Hurricanes Florence and Lane in 2018. But our disaster response experience doesn’t stop there. Throughout our history, we have responded to hundreds of disasters and distributed millions of dollars in food and essentials to those in impacted areas.


Recent Disaster Relief Help

The destruction left by Hurricane Florence continue to create challenges for the people of North and South Carolina. In Wilmington, 52% reported no fuel, and in the Greenville/New Bern/Washington area, fuel outages were reported at 38%.

  • Feed the Children delivered over half a million pounds of food and essentials to community partners in vulnerable areas.
  • Supplies included ready-to-eat food, soups, beverages, paper goods, cleaning supplies, cereal, snack items, flashlights, batteries, and protein bars.
  • We provided food and supplies to over 2,000 people in Fayetteville, North Carolina.
  • Feed the Children teamed up with several partner agencies in the affected areas, including 21 Reasons to Give, Operation Compassion, Christian Appalachian Project, Convoy of Hope, Harbor Light Worship Ministries, Reach Out American International, Midwest Food Bank, and Mankind United to Save African Children.

In the event of a disaster, quick response times are crucial to relief efforts. At Feed the Children, we know how important it is to anticipate and immediately address damage caused by hurricanes, floods, earthquakes and tornadoes — anything that leaves children and their families vulnerable. Feed the Children helps reduce the effects of a disaster to communities around the world by:

  • Providing emergency response
  • Distributing food, essentials, water and cleaning supplies to families in need
  • Sending Kid’s Disaster Packs for children
  • Assisting in rebuilding and recovery efforts
  • Training in disaster-risk reduction
  • Supplying personal hygiene kits

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You Can make A Difference When Disaster Strikes

Disasters are devastating and can be an emotional time for families as they begin to pick up the pieces and move on. With help from partnering agencies and generous donors, Feed the Children can support communities impacted by natural disasters by providing them with food, essentials, water and cleaning supplies. Here’s how you can help:

  • A direct donation helps Feed the Children purchase much-needed supplies for families recovering from their loss.
  • Gift-in-kind, from our generous corporate partners, provides food, cleaning supplies and essential items for Feed the Children Disaster Relief boxes which allow families and their children to begin rebuilding their lives.

If you are interested in supporting affected areas in either of these ways or if you have additional questions, please contact your Corporate Partner or Corporate Donor Relations representative on how you can get involved.

Feed the Children is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Donations and contributions are tax-deductible as allowed by law.