TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Governor Rick Scott today sent 18 semi-trucks filled with meal kits to six impacted cities in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. Trucks filled with disaster relief meal kits will head to Savannah, Charleston, Columbia, Raleigh, Fayetteville and Elizabeth City today where local foodbanks and non-profits will distribute the meals to families impacted by Hurricane Matthew. These meal kits, which were purchased by Florida in preparation for Hurricane Matthew, will not be needed in Florida and will be given to states that need resources to help their residents now.

Governor Scott said, “While Hurricane Matthew caused damage in Florida, we are blessed to not have the impacts and destruction seen in our neighboring states. When disaster strikes, we all have a role to play in helping our neighbors recover and providing whatever help and resources we can to get folks back on their feet. Today we are sending 18 semi-trucks full of much needed meals to families in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. These meals were purchased as part of Florida’s preparation for Hurricane Matthew but we’re shipping them off to those who need help right now.  I have reached out to the Governors of these states to let them know Florida stands ready to help them and that their residents are in our thoughts and prayers.”

The disaster relief meal kits will be shipped to the following organizations and locations:

Savannah, GA – 4 truckloads
America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia, Inc.

Charleston, SC – 4 truckloads
Lowcountry Food Bank

Columbia, SC – 2 truckloads
Harvest Hope Food Bank

Raleigh – 4 truckloads
Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina

Fayetteville, NC – 2 truckloads
Second Harvest Food Bank of Southeast North Carolina

Elizabeth City, NC – 2 truckloads
Food Bank of the Albemarle

 

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