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Feeding America helps Arkansas tornado victims

The Arkansas Foodbank is reporting that two trucks with emergency water and food supplies have been dispatched to help tornado victims. The towns of Mayflower and Vilona, located near Little Rock, were hit by tornadoes yesterday.

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Cincinnati Freestore Foodbank Starts Tornado Relief Fund

A house leveled by the tornadoes that struck the Tri-State of Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana (Freestore Foodbank photo)

The Cincinnati Freestore Foodbank has started a relief fund in response to the devastating tornadoes last week in Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio.

The Freestore, a member of the Feeding America network, is the largest food aid provider in the Greater Cincinnati area. Some of the member agencies the Freestore partners with were impacted by the storms.

The Freestore has been providing food aid to communities struck by the tornadoes, including a distribution yesterday in Moscow, Ohio. That town saw around 80 percent of its homes damaged in the storm.

You can donate to the relief fund at their web site. The Freestore says the donated funds “will be evenly distributed to our member agencies in devastated areas, and used to purchase items they need to bring comfort and stability back into the lives of the people in our communities.”

 

The Cincinnati Freestore Foodbank's Mobile Food Pantry is bringing food to families affected by the massive tornadoes in the Tri-State area of Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. (Freestore Foodbank photo)

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Freestore Foodbank Deploys Mobile Pantry for Tornado Relief

The Cincinnati Freestore Foodbank's Mobile Pantry

The Freestore Foodbank of Cincinnati is distributing relief supplies to tornado devastated communities in the Tri-State area of Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana.

Last Friday tornadoes ripped through numerous towns, destroying homes and leaving many people with a severe shortage of basic supplies.

The Freestore, a member of the Feeding America network, is using its Kraft Mobile Food Pantry to get supplies to storm victims. The Pantry was in Crittenden, Kentucky on Wednesday bringing food to the Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission disaster relief area.

On Friday, March 9th the pantry will be at the Grant Memorial Church in Moscow, Ohio, a town which saw around 80 percent of its homes damaged by the tornadoes. On March 13th the mobile pantry will bring food to Pendleton County storm victims at the Flower Creek Community Center. The Freestore is also helping distribute soap, toothpaste and other personal hygiene items.

Kelloggs is donating a truckload of cereal to the Freestore to use for this relief mission.

You can donate to the Freestore’s tornado relief fund at their web site. Spokesperson Anna Hogan says, “we will split the donated funds between our member agencies in the affected areas to purchase supplies.”

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