Each year, Tampa Bay Network to End Hunger helps prepare Meals On Wheels St. Petersburg seniors and homebound neighbors for hurricane season. This year, we provided over 450 shelf stable meals, 150 gallons of water and resource guide (including a shelter application) to all 75 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.