Phoenix-based St. Mary’s Food Bank helping Florida hurricane victims

Oct 24, 2018, 12:30 PM

(St. Mary's Food Bank Photo)...

(St. Mary's Food Bank Photo)

(St. Mary's Food Bank Photo)

PHOENIX – St. Mary’s Food Bank is sending a truckload of goods to feed victims of Hurricane Michael in Florida.

In its role as a responder to national disasters, the Phoenix-based food bank was shipping supplies to Second Harvest Food Bank of Big Bend in Tallahassee Florida, on Wednesday.

St. Mary’s has made two similar deliveries this year to help those affected by Hurricane Florence in North Carolina.

The nonprofit organization took food off its shelves to send to Florida, leaving it short on peanut butter, canned fruits and vegetables, canned meals and other nonperishable items.

To help replenish stock, cash donations can be made at the St. Mary’s website and items can be dropped off at Valley Goodwill locations.

Michael made landfall at the Florida panhandle two weeks ago as a Category 4 hurricane. IT was the strongest storm to hit the U.S. since Hurricane Andrew 1992.

Many residents remain displaced from their homes or without power and are in need of humanitarian assistance from sources such as St. Mary’s.

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Phoenix-based St. Mary’s Food Bank helping Florida hurricane victims