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Harry Chapin Food Bank sends employees to Florida panhandle to help hurricane victims

Posted: 7:20 AM, Oct 19, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-19 11:20:25Z

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- Two more Harry Chapin Food Bank staff members are on their way to the panhandle to help with hurricane relief efforts.

They're heading to Tallahassee to help out at the Second Harvest of the Big Bend Food Bank.

And two Harry Chapin employees who've been working in the panhandle will return to Fort Myers Friday.  They've been there for a week.

The second wave of employees heading north left around six a.m. Friday.

"The flow of food is natural for food banks, because it’s what we do every day, throughout the year as we help people in need.  And we have a network of agencies, so the distribution system’s there, and FEMA works very well with us, and national donors.  So it’s just a great way to give back to others," says Eric Hitzeman, Harry Chapin Food Bank Operations Director.

Harry Chapin is still requesting donations from the local community to assist Hurricane Michael victims.  If you want to donate money for their Hurricane Michael relief efforts, CLICK HERE .