Community Food Bank Offering Hurricane Idalia Relief to Residents Throughout the Nature Coast

Local Food Pantries Stocked and Helping People in Need

The Community Food Bank (CFB), in cooperation with Feeding Tampa Bay and FEMA, handed out MRE’s (meals ready to eat) and water yesterday to residents from Homosassa to Crystal River who live in flood zones and were affected by Hurricane Idalia.

The CFB is also stocking all of the 60+ food pantries, ministries, shelters, and soup kitchens they serve throughout Hernando, Sumter, and Citrus counties with additional supplies for residents to access. The CFB will continue to distribute MRE’s and meal boxes to partnering agencies in Citrus County.

“We are seeing unimaginable damage to homes along the coast and in flood zone areas,” says CFB CEO and Executive Director Barbara Sprague. “Many residents have suffered a total loss of contents of their homes, including kitchen appliances. Some have completely lost their homes.”

The CFB needs additional donations as they continue to meet the needs of the community.

“We provide meals to more than 70,000 individuals each month as part of our everyday operations,” explains Sprague. “That number is steadily rising as we mobilize to serve individuals and families who are just now assessing their devastating losses in the aftermath of Hurricane Idalia.”

Residents who need Hurricane Idalia relief can call 211 or visit click here to find the nearest food pantry.

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