Bay Area Food Bank helping Isaac victims | News
BILOXI, MS (WLOX)- Bay Area Food Bank began its initial disaster relief efforts Friday in Jackson, Harrison, Hancock and George counties through its network of Emergency Response Pantries (ERPs). An additional distribution will be conducted in Pearl River County on Saturday.
Each ERP consists of a refrigeration unit with a generator. Initial deliveries provide 6,300 pounds of supplies (approximately 5,000 meals) to each location including water, bread, frozen meats, canned goods, dry goods and Emergency Disaster Boxes tailored for infant and elderly needs provided by Abbot Labs which include emergency staples such as Ensure, Pedialite and energy bars.
"These refrigeration units and their generators were placed at our partner pantries in 2006 as a result of a grant from Feeding America," says Operations Director, Carol Foley. "This allows the pantries to operate after a disaster, even during a power failure, so the food bank can quickly get a variety of food out to people in need."
ERP distributions will take place at the member organizations listed below.
Jackson County – Moss Point, MS
Abundance of Blessings
- Harrison County - Biloxi & Long Beach, MS
Prince of Peace Baptist
Divine Grace Baptist
- Hancock County – Bay St. Louis, MS
Powerhouse of Deliverance
- George County – Lucedale, MS
Lucedale Church of God in Christ
Pearl River County– Poplarville, MS
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