Seattle, WA, September 24, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Two Northeast food banks received grants from GreaterGood.org made possible by the “Hurricane Irene - Help Now” Gift That Gives More [tm] at The Hunger Site.
Both the Food Bank of the Southern Tier in New York and the CEO/Weinberg Northeast Regional Food Bank in Pennsylvania serve communities hit by flooding in the wake of Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee. Both organizations received grants from GreaterGood.org to help these efforts.
In the four-county region served by the CEO/Weinberg Northeast Regional Food Bank, approximately 6,500 homes and several hundred businesses sustained flood damage in the aftermath of storms and more than 120,000 residents were evacuated from their homes. Many low-income residents in these areas are seniors. These communities were hard hit by the financial cost of replacing food stored at their homes as well as expense of cleaning up flooded residences.
Throughout Broome, Tioga, and Chemung counties, the Food Bank of the Southern Tier saw increased demands for its disaster relief items including water, baby items, easy-to-prepare foods, and cleaning supplies. In areas where pantries and meal sites were flooded or cut off from locals needing help, the Food Bank distributed these items through its Mobile Food Pantry Program.
Both organizations are members of Feeding America’s national network of food banks. Visitors to The Hunger Site can donate daily to Feeding America for free by clicking the yellow button on the homepage.
More On The Hunger Site And GreaterGood Network
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Established in 1999, The Hunger Site was the first website added to the GreaterGood Network's suite of websites that offer the public a simple, online way to support causes they care about at no cost to them.