Since Hurricane Irma ravaged Florida, leaving a widespread path of destruction across the state, Feeding America has been working diligently with its partner food banks to meet the critical food needs of Floridians affected by the storm. Humana recognizes Feeding America for its rapid response in this difficult time.
To assist with this important effort, the Humana Foundation, the philanthropic arm of health and well-being company Humana, contributed $100,000 that was distributed to Feeding America partners in South Florida, Tampa Bay and Northeast Florida. Feeding America is using these funds to supply critical items such as water, produce, snack foods, ready-to-eat products, personal hygiene items and cleaning supplies.
Food insecurity is already a serious health concern throughout much of Florida, and the problem is magnified after a disaster such as a hurricane.
Feeding America is a nationwide network of 200 food banks in the United States, providing food to more than 46 million people through 60,000 food pantries and meal programs in communities across America.