How We Respond to Disasters

Active Disaster Response

  • California Severe Weather: Our partner food banks in California are supporting emergency response efforts following severe weather and flooding across the state. Feeding America sent two truckloads of emergency food boxes and water to impacted food banks. We are working with partners to secure additional emergency supplies.

Our Disaster Response

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?
  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 - shifts operations to deliver emergency 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.