Request the Food Bank's Disaster Preparedness Checklist
Thank you for requesting the Food Bank's Disaster Preparedness Checklist. The Food Bank actively prepares for a disaster by stocking the shelves should a disaster hit our region. As a public service, we've produced a checklist of the top 10 things that you should do to prepare for an emergency.
In conjunction with Feeding America (formerly America's Second Harvest) and the American Red Cross, the Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC is one of the first responders to a natural disaster. In 2008, the Food Bank provided 33,000 pounds of baby food to Baton Rouge after Hurricane Gustav and a tractor trailer load of ready-to-eat foods such as breakfast bars and crackers to Texas following Hurricane Ike. When Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast in 2005, the Food Bank sent nine tractor trailer loads of food to Louisiana, Texas and Mississippi. In 2003, after Hurricane Isabel, the Food Bank supplied 411,000 pounds of food and relief supplies to Carteret and Pamlico counties. During Hurricane Floyd in 1999, the Food Bank was open 24-hours a day for three months after the storm, supplying more than 5.3 million pounds of food and relief supplies to fifteen counties in our service region that were devastated by the storm.
Thank you again for your interest and we hope that you and your loved ones will remain safe and well-fed when the next storm hits our state.