Throughout the last two weeks of May, life-threatening tornadoes, historic flooding and severe thunderstorms have affected more than 39 million people across the Midwest and various parts of the U.S. As storms and flooding continue to pose a significant risk, Feed the Children is working diligently with both corporate partners and local community partners in affected areas to allocate shipments of food, water and disaster relief supplies to families who need support.
Affected residents will receive products such as:
- Ready to eat food (may include protein bars, chips and crackers)
- Paper goods
- Cleaning supplies
- Hygiene kits containing shampoo, lotion and feminine products
The donated food, essentials and supplies will be distributed by local community partners to families they identify. The provided items aim to reduce the effects of damage caused by the extreme weather and to provide relief during this time of tremendous uncertainty.
“We understand this year’s unprecedented storm season has displaced, and exhausted, many children and families,” said John Ricketts, Director of Disaster Services at Feed the Children. “Through our work with local partners on the ground, our intent is to provide families with much-needed supplies to support their clean-up efforts, as well as their hope for the future. We are calling on communities and partners across the U.S to help our neighbors in their time of need.”
While many are stepping forward to provide support, residents still need daily living materials such as cleaning supplies, hygiene items, food and water. You can help by giving financial gifts to fulfill these needs.
Feed the Children is accepting monetary donations to assist communities affected by storms and flooding. Every dollar given goes seven times as far to provide food, hope, dignity and comfort. Visit feedthechildren.org/disaster to join our efforts.