Hurricane Preparedness Pack Program
Since 2007, Meals On Wheels of Tampa has been helping prepare our seniors and homebound neighbors for hurricane season. This year, we will provide over 4,000 shelf stable meals, 2,600 bottles of water and shelter information to all 865 program recipients.
The 2019 Hurricane Preparedness Program was made possible by a generous donation from TECO.
Many of us have a plan for what to do when and if a storm hits. However, for many of the seniors and homebound throughout our community, there is no plan. This population is at a much higher risk of danger during a storm since they cannot leave their homes or gather supplies easily. The hurricane packs are vital and help provide peace of mind in case a normal meal delivery cannot be made due to a storm.
After experiencing Hurricane Irma, we are much more aware of how vulnerable our seniors and homebound are during extreme weather.
Our goal is simple. Continue to provide for those that cannot help themselves during severe conditions. These packs are free of charge and were delivered by volunteers on Saturday, May 18th, 2019.