Feeding the Gulf Coast has been committed to the recovery effort post-Hurricane Michael and Saturday they partnered with First Baptist Church of Panama City to continue their work.
Thirty thousand pounds of food were distributed, which is expected to feed up to five hundred families.
Feeding the Gulf Coast’s service area includes all gulf coast counties in Florida, Alabama, and Mississippi.
Their work has gone into overdrive since Hurricane Michael–distributing over six and a half million pounds of food through donations from individuals, farmers, and retail partners.
Organizers say this is a simple way to give back and help people get back on their feet.
“People as they drive through, I’ve done this for a while. We’ve been here since the first day, but people are saying bless us and we’re just happy to be able to help,“ said Brian Phelan, Director of Operations for Feeding the Gulf Coast.
Feeding the Gulf Coast is looking for volunteers and donations. Organizers say as little as one dollar can provide five to six meals.
For information on how to get involved or where to send donations, visit their website at www.feedingthegulfcoast.org.