Hurricane Ike Relief Update
September 13, 2008 § Leave a comment
As of 4 p.m., Saturday, September 13
Approximately 20,000 pounds of food & supplies and $8,000 has been donated by the public so far for Ike relief.
Volunteers are preparing 25-pound emergency food boxes to send to Austin shelters and the affected areas.
About 350 food boxes have been distributed so far to shelters and individuals. Volunteers are preparing thousands more food boxes to be trucked to Houston as early as tomorrow.
Canned meats (pop-top lids)
Diapers and wipes
- MOST NEEDED RIGHT NOW : PEANUT BUTTER AND LARGER-SIZE DIAPERS.
Donate online at www.austinfoodbank.org. You can designate your donation to Ike relief.
Emergency food boxes are available at the Food Bank for evacuees not staying at shelters (staying with family, friends, or otherwise). They can pick them up 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. on SUNDAY at: 8201 S. Congress Ave, between William Cannon & Slaughter Lane.
The Food Bank is accepting donations around the clock through Sunday evening: