How We Respond to Disasters

When disaster strikes, Feeding America is on the ground and ready to provide food assistance and emergency supplies. Our extensive network of food banks reaches every county in every corner of our nation- making us uniquely prepared to respond in the event of a disaster. Ready to help with our disaster response?

Learn about our response to Hurricane Ida and rush a donation.


Our Disaster Response

Preparedness - Develop collaborative disaster plans and stage emergency supplies. Response - Deliver emergency supplies. Recovery - Serve affected communities in the weeks, months and years to follow.
  1. Disaster Preparedness: Feeding America stores emergency food supplies throughout the country to distribute quickly in the event of a disaster. National disaster partnerships provide access to equipment and supplies to food banks in affected communities.
  2. Disaster Response: During a disaster, our nationwide network—including 10 million square feet of warehouse space and 2,400 trucks - shift operations to deliver vital food, water, and supplies.
  3. Disaster Recovery: Feeding America member food banks are rooted in communities to contribute to long-term disaster recovery after other disaster organizations have moved on. 

How can you help with disaster food assistance?

Fundraise Ask your friends and family to donate too. Create a Team Feed fundraiser or a Facebook fundraiser. Small amounts add up quickly and can provide much needed relief. $1 helps provide at least 10 meals through the Feeding America network of food banks.
Think twice before donating food, water or supplies Although these items are often needed, we sometimes run into logistical challenges like too much of a certain product, or difficulty in storing. To provide the most help, ensure the product is being specifically requested before donating.