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Brother’s Brother Foundation Responds to Hurricane Idalia

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Brother’s Brother Foundation has provided a grant to Second Harvest Food Bank of the Big Bend in response to the destruction in Florida caused by Hurricane Idalia.

The Category 3 storm made landfall in Keaton Beach, FL on August 30, bringing 125 mph winds that impacted communities from Tampa to Tallahassee. The hurricane flooded thousands of homes, some of which had water at rooflines.  

Though less populated than other parts of Florida, the Big Bend region is the most food-insecure area in the entire state. In 2022, Second Harvest of the Big Bend distributed 14 million pounds of food across 16 counties, where as many as one in four people live below the poverty line. 

The recent destruction caused by Hurricane Idalia has only increased the demand for food bank services. Second Harvest of the Big Bend is responding to the disaster by providing hurricane victims with essential supplies that include ice, water, ready-to-eat meals, dry goods, and fresh produce.  Funding from Brother’s Brother Foundation will help the food bank meet the heightened need for services. 

Brother’s Brother Foundation provided aid to Second Harvest of the Big Bend after Hurricane Michael devastated Florida’s panhandle in the fall of 2018. A 40-foot container shipment of hygiene items, such as shampoo and baby wipes; boxes of non-perishable food and laptops, supported communities still recovering from the Category 5 storm months after it made landfall.

To donate to the Brother’s Brother Foundation Disaster Response program, visit our donation page and select “USA — US Disaster Relief” in the dropdown menu.