Disaster Planning, Relief and Support
Feeding the Carolinas – Disaster Relief and Support
Feeding the Carolinas and its member Food Banks are prepared to assist our friends and neighbors with food and other vital supplies, should a natural disaster (or now, a pandemic) impact the Carolinas. We stand ready to help. It seems that each year dealing with a hurricane is a matter of not ‘if’ but ‘when’.
Ways We Help:
Serving at the State’s Emergency Management headquarters: When a disaster hits North or South Carolina, typically the state will activate its Emergency Management Division and headquarters in either Raleigh NC or Columbia SC. When this occurs, Feeding the Carolinas physically goes on site to assist with coordination and logistics when it comes to donated products, services and funds. Acting much like an ‘Air Traffic Controller’, we direct support where it is needed. Serving this role allows our member Food Banks to focus on serving those in need of food.
Obtaining Resources to share with the Food Banks: FTC works with major donors and suppliers to solicit support which it then distributes out to the Food Banks. Supporters often like working with one entity, FTC, that then supports the 10 Food Banks in the Carolinas.
Coordination with Feeding America and other Resource Partners: Feeding the Carolinas works with the Disaster Support team from Feeding America to coordinate help, and also works with organizations like Baptists on Mission, Red Cross, Salvation Army and others to coordinate relief efforts.
Being the Voice of Food Banks: One of our biggest roles is being a spokesperson and voice for the Food Banks in the Carolinas, working with media to get the word out, and with social media as well. Again, this helps lesson the impact on the Food Banks so they can focus on serving.
There are many other ways in which Feeding the Carolinas supports our member Food Banks during a disaster. You can help by supporting Feeding the Carolinas with your monetary donations. A gift to Feeding the Carolinas can assist in our disaster recovery efforts.
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