You Make our Disaster Response Possible

Over the years, you have helped Second Harvest respond to more than fifteen natural and man-made disasters across Louisiana and our region.

“Being ready to respond to emergencies has been a core part of our mission for more than 30 years,” according to Chief Operations Officer John Dziurgot. “Our staff prepares year-round to respond to storms and other disasters, not just
during hurricane season.”

And thanks to a recent grant from the Ford Motor Company Fund, Second Harvest now has a new disaster response vehicle to help our neighbors in need. “This van is outfitted to be a mobile kitchen. We will now be able to deliver and
prepare hot meals on-site, no matter where the need is,” Dziurgot said.

While many thankfully consider July’s Hurricane Barry a “fizzle,” the storm still caused serious impacts to South Louisiana residents, especially in coastal communities.

Immediately following the storm, Second Harvest delivered more than 30,000 pounds of food, water, and supplies to communities like Morgan City, Jean Lafitte, Grand Isle, and other areas hard-hit by flooding and power outages.

Thanks to donors like you, as well as our relationships with hundreds of community partners and government agencies, Second Harvest stands ready to respond to storms that threaten our communities, as well as to the everyday disaster of hunger.


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