Food Bank of the Southern Tier Assists with Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts

By WBNG News

Food Bank of the Southern Tier Assists with Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts

November 14, 2012 Updated Nov 14, 2012 at 3:24 PM EDT

(WBNG Binghamton) In response to Hurricane Sandy, the Food Bank of the Southern Tier is providing support to partner food banks within the Feeding America network that have been affected by this disaster.

According to a news release:

Feeding America, the nation’s food bank network, has been communicating with its member food banks to identify which items are most needed. This week, the Food Bank of the Southern Tier released a 25,990 pound truckload of disaster relief supplies including health and personal care items along with some assorted food products. This truckload will be delivered to the Community Food Bank of New Jersey which assists over 1,500 member agencies across 18 counties.

In addition, the Food Bank of the Southern Tier will be donating a 38,700 pound truckload of USDA shelf stable milk to the Food Bank for New York City since this product is on their ‘wish list’ for neighbors who are still without power.

“Both the Community Food Bank of New Jersey and the Food Bank for New York City sent us loads in our time of need, and we are honored to reciprocate,“ said Melissa Knowles, Food Sourcing Manager for the Food Bank of the Southern Tier.