Hurricane Preparedness Pack Program
Since 2007, Meals On Wheels of Tampa has been helping prepare our seniors and homebound neighbors for hurricane season. This year, we provided over 4,300 shelf stable meals, 2,550 bottles of water, shelter information and a radio/flashlight combination to all 850 program recipients.
Many of us have a plan for what to do when and if a storm hits. However, for many of the seniors and homebound throughout our community, there is no plan. This population is at a much higher risk of danger during a storm since they cannot leave their homes or gather supplies easily. The hurricane packs are vital and help provide peace of mind in case a normal meal delivery cannot be made due to a storm.
After experiencing Hurricane Irma last year, we are much more aware of how vulnerable our seniors and homebound are during extreme weather.
Our goal is simple. Continue to provide for those that cannot help themselves during severe conditions. These packs were free of charge and were packed and delivered volunteers on Saturday, May 19th.
Thank you to everyone that made this program possible.
- Chris Nardi & BB&T
- Safepoint Insurance Company
- Alpha Gamma Delta International Fraternity
- Nestle Waters – Zephyrhills Factory
- Mobile Physician Services
- Bay Area Legal Services
- Grow Financial Federal Credit Union
- Goodwill-Suncoast Industries
- Brilliant Promos
- MacDill AFB
- MOW Tampa High School Leadership Board
- G A Foods
- All the generous volunteers and donors!
Funds raised during Give Day Tampa Bay 2018 allowed Meals On Wheels of Tampa to provide the shelf stable meal packs for all of our 850 senior and homebound recipients.