Second Harvest Food Bank is accepting donations to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey. We are responding to those in need in South Louisiana, particularly in Calcasieu, Cameron, Vermilion, Iberia, Jefferson Davis and Beauregard, and are working to have our first trucks in Texas by this weekend.

You can donate online by clicking here to support our efforts to assist victims in both Southwest Louisiana and Texas.  A monetary donation is the most efficient way to support our disaster-response efforts, though we are also accepting food donations at our New Orleans and Lafayette facilities, as is our partner agency the Northshore Food Bank.

September 01 update: This week, our trucks delivered disaster supplies to several locations in the greater Lake Charles area, including the town of Vinton. Today, we are scheduled to help coordinate a large truckload of supplies from Rouses to an evacuation shelter in Lake Charles. Partners with the Cajun Army are working with us to get donated supplies on several flights heading into Texas, including prepared meals made in our Community Kitchen. And tomorrow, we hope to have our first trucks rolling into Texas, when the roads into the impacted area are finally passable.

Our Feeding America partner Feeding Texas is helping coordinate the response in Houston and other parts of Texas. If you’d like to donate to support their Texas response, please click https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/harvey-food-relief

Donations of disaster supplies: We are accepting donations of disaster supplies at three Second Harvest locations:

– Our main warehouse and facility, 700 Edwards Avenue in the Elmwood Warehouse District area, Mon-Fri, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
– Our Lafayette warehouse and facility, 215 E. Pinhook Road, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
– And at our partner agency the Northshore Food Bank, 840. North Columbia Street, Covington, 9:00 a.m. to noon, Monday – Thursday.

When:  Until further notice (and we gladly accept disaster-response items year-round, as well.)

What we are accepting:

Non-perishable food items, especially “pop-top” canned goods that do not require can-openers
Granola bars, protein bars, cereals, peanut butter, canned tuna, canned meats
Water, sports drinks, fruit juices
Cleaning supplies (such as bleach, gloves, mops and garbage bags.)
Personal hygiene products (like toilet paper, soap, shampoo, tampons, diapers, razors, etc.)
Questions: Please email help@secondharvest.org with any questions about our response and/or about how you can help.

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