(December 13 ,2022) Today CARE announces its partnership with the Florida based organization Feeding Tampa Bay to help assist families affected by Hurricane Ian. As a leader in emergency response, Feeding Tampa Bay has always been equipped to provide essential foods to families impacted by crisis and natural disaster.
“CARE’s partnership with Feeding Tampa Bay has been key to successful emergency cash distribution in the wake of Hurricane Ian. Through their community network we have been able to rapidly distribute emergency cash assistance to families who were hit by not one but two hurricanes in a two-week period.” said CARE US Executive Director of US Programs, Amir Farokhi.
CARE and Feeding Tampa Bay began working together in October 2022 to respond to Hurricane Ian. To date, the partnership has supported over 400 individuals with direct cash assistance totaling over $170,000.
“Hurricanes, like any natural disaster, are unpredictable. It’s difficult for any family to prepare for the shock and burden of an emergency. We know that hurricanes can have long term implications for families for months after the storm. Cash assistance provides families the stability to navigate a traumatic time.” Farokhi said.
Founded in 1945 with the creation of the CARE Package®, CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. CARE places special focus on working alongside women and girls. Equipped with the proper resources women and girls have the power to lift whole families and entire communities out of poverty. This year, CARE and partners worked in 111 countries implementing 1,600 poverty-fighting development and humanitarian aid projects and initiatives, that reached 174,000,000 people. To learn more, visit www.care.org.
About Feeding Tampa Bay
As one of the nation’s top hunger relief organizations, Feeding Tampa Bay is ending hunger by fueling human potential in every family, child and senior across our 10-county region. By leveraging the daily connection around a meal, the organization is evolving its partnerships, programs and services with a goal to break down barriers and create long-term health and capability in the lives of the individuals it serves. Feeding Tampa Bay has continuously evolved its services, doubling its reach to serve nearly 1 million people in our community, and anticipates it will serve more than 85 million meals this year. Feeding Tampa Bay and its community stand together to lift our neighbors, because food makes tomorrow possible. For more information, visit https://feedingtampabay.org/
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