Midwest Food bank locations continue relief efforts in Florida

Donations collected by WEEK-TV on its way to Fort Myers, Florida.
Donations collected by WEEK-TV on its way to Fort Myers, Florida.(Midwest Food Bank/Provided photo)
Published: Oct. 7, 2022 at 1:10 PM CDT
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(25 News Now) - More semi-loads of relief are slated to head to Florida as the Midwest Food Bank continues relief efforts.

The group’s Morton location has sent two semi-loads of 2,800 family food boxes with two more set to leave later this week and two more scheduled for next week, according to a release.

A semi-load of cleaning supplies was sent to Cape Coral at the request of disaster relief partner Somebody Cares.

“This is a collaborative effort between our volunteers, donors, Disaster Relief partners, and our nonprofit partner agencies,” says Tara Ingham, Executive Director of Midwest Food Bank in Normal. “All working together allows us to live out our mission.”

The Midwest Food Bank location in Fort Myers was not damaged and is actively involved in providing disaster relief.

“We’re thankful to be operational and in a position to help those in our communities,” says Karl Steidinger, Executive Director of Midwest Food Bank Florida. “Relief agencies across the state are working together to provide help as quickly as possible.”

The Midwest Food Bank is anticipating sending more relief in the coming days. Volunteer opportunities will be posted on individual MFB locations’ websites and Facebook group pages.

Donating monetarily is available and allows for the flexibility to quickly and efficiently respond to the needs of victims.

To help cover the cost of the supplies or fuel needed to transport them, visit midwestfoodbank.org, and click on “Donate.” On the donation form, select “Disaster Relief” for the designation. You may also text @MFB to 52014 to donate.