Normal’s Midwest Food Bank sends disaster relief to storm-ravaged southern U.S.

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Published: Jan. 16, 2023 at 4:54 PM CST
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NORMAL (25 News Now) - Midwest Food Bank, based in Normal is sending food and water to victims of the powerful tornado system that swept through Alabama and Georgia last Thursday.

At least nine people were killed in storms that brought widespread destruction and power outages.

Tuesday morning, two semi-loads of water and food boxes will leave Midwest Food Bank’s disaster relief hub in Morton and head for Georgia. The Salvation Army will distribute the water and food in both states, according to a news release.

More relief may be requested in the coming days.

“Midwest Food Bank is prepared and ready to respond to requests like this,” says Tara Ingham, Midwest Food Bank’s executive director.

“We’re thankful to be able to help our neighbors in this difficult time,” Ingham said.

Midwest Food Bank is accepting financial donations on its website to help cover the cost of the supplies and fuel. Click on “Donate” at the top of the webpage and select “Disaster Relief” on the donation form.

Donations can also be made by texting @MFB to 52014,