INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.- This Tuesday, the Midwest Food Bank in Indianapolis will send its second shipment of emergency supplies to the flood ravaged regions in Louisiana. Since the flooding began, more than 40,000 homes have been destroyed and at least 13 people have died. The Midwest Food Bank's first shipment was sent shortly after the flooding began. Each shipment contains around 25,000 pounds of food, water, and personal care items, costing the organization around $16,000 to organize and deliver.
"The amount of area and individuals that have been impacted has been really monumental,” said John Whitaker, executive director of the Midwest Food Bank. He says with all the flooding that's occurred elsewhere this year, the need for more donations is greater than ever.
“It's really important that people, especially now during this regular occurrence of floods in our country, step up to give," said Whitaker.
He says what they need the most is manpower and money. If you'd like to volunteer your time or make a monetary donation, you can find out more information on the Midwest Food Bank's website, or by calling them at (317) 786-8980.