Hurricane Ike Disaster Relief Update: Donations Depleted
September 15, 2008 § 4 Comments
As of 4:15 p.m. Monday, Sept. 15
Donations depleted. Urgent call for more donations. As of 2:00 p.m. the Food Bank is unable to fulfill emergency boxes onsite.
Food Bank utilizing $25,000 donated from public to purchase more food and supplies.
MOST NEEDED RIGHT NOW: POP-TOP CANNED MEATS, PEANUT BUTTER AND PERSONAL CARE ITEMS (SHAMPOO, TOOTHPASTE, FEMININE HYGEINE, ETC.)
The Food Bank will accept donations around the clock THROUGH FRIDAY, SEPT. 19.
- Bottled water
- Canned meats (pop-top lids)
- Granola bars
- Peanut butter
- Diapers (adult and baby) and wipes
Donate online at www.austinfoodbank.org. You can designate your donation to Ike relief.
Resuming Tuesday at noon, 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 noon – 5 p.m. THROUGH FRIDAY, SEPT. 19 at: 8201 S. Congress Ave, between William Cannon & Slaughter Lane.
About 1,000 food boxes have been distributed so far to shelters and individuals.