All Faiths Food Bank has leased additional warehouse space to store emergency meal boxes for deployment in the event of a major storm

All Faiths Food Bank has leased additional warehouse space to store emergency meal boxes for deployment in the event of a major storm

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As meteorologists predict an above-average hurricane season, All Faiths Food Bank announced this week that it has taken additional precautionary measures to handle hurricane-plus-pandemic scenarios. The organization has secured emergency meal and water supplies and leased additional warehouse space for storage. As in the past, the Food Bank will work directly with local emergency management operations to provide food, water, and hygiene items during crisis situations. Similarly, as part of the Feeding America and Feeding Florida networks, All Faiths is prepared to provide emergency assistance to its sister food banks statewide and nationally, if needed. The organization also acknowledges that any storm response this year will be complicated by the coronavirus, which has increased community need. As of early June, the food bank had seen an increase in need of approximately 120 percent, with new clients increasing almost 45 percent at food distribution sites.

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