Disaster Planning, Relief and Support

Feeding the Carolinas:

Hurricane Season 2021 – Pandemic Impact

 

 

 

 

 

Feeding the Carolinas has experienced a dramatic increase in food insecurity, and those experiencing hunger, due to the pandemic.  The result of that are dangerously low levels of food inventory, exhausted staff and resources stretched to the limit.  With that in mind, we approach the 2021 Hurricane season with a bit of trepidation and a lot of resolve – with your help.

“How Can I Help?”

DONATE FUNDS.
Please make a financial donation to Feeding the Carolinas or one of its member Food Banks’  general food distribution work.

With COVID19 the need to purchase additional food and/or provide food to more people due to disruptions in their work/income is higher than ever.  Resources are thin, and expenses are high.  Your support can help.

To give to Feeding the Carolinas to support overall NC and SC, give here.

To give to a local Food Bank, click on the food bank –

MANNA Foodbank, Asheville area

Second Harvest of NWNC, Triad area

Second Harvest of Metrolina, Charlotte are and Metrolina NC/SC

Second Harvest of SouthEast NC – Fayetteville area

Inter-Faith Food Shuttle – Triangle area

Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC – Triangle area and East

Food Bank of the Albemarle – Elizabeth City and NorthEast

Harvest Hope Food Bank – Columbia area

Lowcountry Food Bank – Charleston area

Golden Harvest Food Bank – Augusta area and South SC

Volunteers Needed!

VOLUNTEER.

Our Food Banks greatly rely on our volunteers, especially in times of crisis. We don’t yet know the long-term impact COVID-19 will have, but as always, we are here for the long haul. We are committed to serving those in need, and we are currently open and welcoming volunteer support.

Check out our Food Banks’ websites! – Find their volunteer links here:

MANNA Foodbank, Asheville area

Second Harvest of NWNC, Triad area

Second Harvest of Metrolina, Charlotte area and Metrolina NC/SC

Second Harvest of SouthEast NC – Fayetteville area

Inter-Faith Food Shuttle – Triangle area

Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC – Triangle area and East

Food Bank of the Albemarle – Elizabeth City and NorthEast

Harvest Hope Food Bank – Columbia area

Lowcountry Food Bank – Charleston area

Golden Harvest Food Bank – Augusta area and South SC

 

Resources:

 

 

South Carolina residents have a new, state-of-the-art resource to help them be better prepared for hurricanes. The South Carolina Emergency Management Division today officially launched hurricane.sc, an interactive website that will guide people through the fundamentals of being prepared for hurricanes and tropical storms.

 

North Carolina can go to ReadyNC for information, and also can find a Hurricane Guide with all kinds of useful information.

What Feeding the Carolinas Does

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.

You can give your gift here.

Thanks for your support!

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