Food bank stocks up for Ivan - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Food bank stocks up for Ivan

September 15, 2004

Valdosta - America's Second Harvest Food Bank is bracing for the storm. "We're going to brace the doors, bring all our products and equipment inside," said Will Robinson.

It's important to protect this building and everything inside, since this will be the major food source for hurricane victims along the Gulf Coast. "We're prepared to send as much food as may be needed," said Robinson.

So far, the food bank has collected about 100,000 pounds of food for disaster relief, they need more. Dry and canned goods top their needs list. "Anything like pop tarts or ready to eat meals that require little preparation or can be prepared without electricity," said Robinson.

And they need more than just food, personal items like blankets and deodorant are on the list too.

They'll also be a source of relief for people who need help here in Valdosta. "Anybody that's in the shelter will be taken care of by the food bank," said Robinson.

The food bank shipped about 50 thousand pounds of food to South Florida during Hurricanes Charley and Frances. Now with Ivan's destruction, this could be their biggest disaster relief project yet.

posted at 4:15 P.M. by ashley.harper@walb.com

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • The Latest: Irma weakens into a tropical depression

    The Latest: Irma weakens into a tropical depression

    Monday, September 11 2017 3:27 AM EDT2017-09-11 07:27:29 GMT
    Tuesday, September 12 2017 2:42 AM EDT2017-09-12 06:42:09 GMT
    Irma weakened to a Category 1 storm as the massive hurricane zeroed in on the Tampa Bay region early Monday after hammering much of Florida with roof-ripping winds, gushing floodwaters and widespread power outages.More >>
    Irma weakened to a Category 1 storm as the massive hurricane zeroed in on the Tampa Bay region early Monday after hammering much of Florida with roof-ripping winds, gushing floodwaters and widespread power outages.More >>
  • Still time to register for Camp HEAL

    Still time to register for Camp HEAL

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 4:02 PM EDT2017-09-20 20:02:09 GMT
    There are just three weeks left to register for Archbold's Camp HEAL. (Source: WALB)There are just three weeks left to register for Archbold's Camp HEAL. (Source: WALB)

    There are just three weeks left to register for Archbold's Camp HEAL.

    More >>

    There are just three weeks left to register for Archbold's Camp HEAL.

    More >>
  • Bainbridge utility crews focus on safety

    Bainbridge utility crews focus on safety

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 4:00 PM EDT2017-09-20 20:00:55 GMT
    (Source: WALB)(Source: WALB)

    On Wednesday, Georgia Power and utility crews from Bainbridge spent the day talking about safety, after Tropical Storm Irma leaving thousands without power and hundreds of trees down.

    More >>

    On Wednesday, Georgia Power and utility crews from Bainbridge spent the day talking about safety, after Tropical Storm Irma leaving thousands without power and hundreds of trees down.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly