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Midwest Food bank sends more supplies to Panhandle as Hurricane Michael recovery efforts continue

Posted: 7:18 AM, Oct 24, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-24 11:18:51Z

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- While Hurricane Michael recovery efforts are still underway, disaster relief operations are in full swing.

The Midwest Food Bank  in Fort Myers plans to send more food, water, and supplies to help those in need.

More than 47,000 homes and businesses don't have power and the lights won't come back on for about 10 more days.

Since Michael hit two weeks ago, the food bank has already sent 15 truckloads of food, water and cleaning supplies. They expect the Panhandle to need double that amount before they're able to get back on their feet.

Non-perishable food items are always needed but the food bank says they need three items currently have a greater demand up North: peanut butter, canned tuna, and mac and cheese. 

If you want to donate, you can drop off supplies, or monetary donations at the Midwest Food Bank on 5601 Division Drive in Fort Myers.

Their next shipment is next week, but if an emergency comes up, they can ship out within 24-hours’ notice.

If you would like to help with costs, any donation  is appreciated and will help provide food for hurricane victims.

 

 

 

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2018 STORM NAMES

Alberto Leslie
Beryl Michael
Chris Nadine
Debby Oscar
Ernesto Patty
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Gordon Sara
Helene Tony
Isaac Valerie
Joyce William
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