Updated May 29, 2013, 3:15 p.m. CT
Our thoughts and concerns are with those in Oklahoma and all who are impacted by this horrible tragedy. Disasters like this one challenge communities long after the day of the storm. It is clear that the days ahead are grave and the need for help is immense.
Approximately 95 semi-truckloads of food and supplies have arrived or are on their way to community agencies and emergency feeding centers in Moore and other nearby locations. Our member food bank in the area, the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, has worked nearly around the clock to extensively prepare to respond to the need each day.
For more than 30 years, Feeding America has responded to the hunger crisis in America by providing food to those who need it most. In times of disaster, we are already operating on the ground, allowing us to respond quickly and efficiently to provide food, water and relief supplies. We mobilize our network and work with partners to support relief and recovery in effected communities. Feeding America is committed to continue to provide hunger relief services in this time of disaster and beyond.
The Feeding America national network of food banks was covered in stories on Tuesday, May 21, highlighting how you can help Oklahoma during this time on CNN (Helping with disaster in the heartland) and Huffington Post (How to Help Oklahoma After Tornado Devastates Area), among others. We greatly appreciate the support of the media in raising awareness of disaster relief efforts.
Find your local food bank and see how you can help during disasters and the daily disaster of hunger in America. For more information, please call 800-910-5524 or contact us online.
Learn more about our efforts in Oklahoma.
Thank you very much to all of our donors for your help at this critical time.
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