August 6, 2020 - COVID-19 is far from being eradicated, children are gearing up to go back to school and the food bank is now prepping for hurricane season. America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia serves as the food warehouse and distribution center for 298 nonprofit partner agencies, the production point for Kids Cafe children’s meals and first response for emergency food relief during natural disasters. The 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season has started and runs through Nov. 30. They are currently utilizing the Georgia National guardsmen to pack emergency food boxes with rations that can be consumed in the event they lose electricity during a hurricane.
Georgia National Guardsmen from the 277th Maintenance Company out of Kennesaw and the 1788th Quartermaster CICO out of Hinesville are putting together 1,000 emergency food boxes that will be ready for immediate distribution in the event of a hurricane. The boxes have shelf stable product that is easy to access, does not require electricity to prepare, is nutritious, and is suitable for individuals, families and seniors at risk for hunger. In these stressful and challenging times, more and more of our neighbors are struggling with hunger than ever before. We are currently purchasing more food and supplies in order to meet the unprecedented need for food assistance due to the COVID-19 pandemic and hurricane season now upon Coastal Georgia.