Feeding America and Hurricane Katrina: The Nation's Largest Hunger-Relief Organization Commemorates the 10-Year Anniversary of the Worst Natural Disaster in Modern American History

The Charity Provided 82 Million Pounds of Food, Raised $34 Million and Provided Scores of Trained Volunteers in the Immediate Aftermath

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Aug 27, 2015, 12:34 ET from Feeding America

CHICAGO, Aug. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following resources are being provided by Feeding America for the Hurricane Katrina 10-year anniversary:

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Feeding America Staff and Donors on the response to Katrina:

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WHAT: Feeding America (at the time called America's Second Harvest -The Nation's Food Bank Network) joined forces with our network of 200 food banks to send emergency food, water and trained volunteers to New Orleans and the Gulf Coast region following the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina.

Our food bank network worked around the clock to provide more than 2,680 truckloads of food, providing more than 64 million meals.

Support was provided in Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, Florida, Texas and surrounding states where hundreds of thousands of evacuees moved.

$34 million was raised in support of our disaster-relief efforts.

More than 6 million Gulf Coast residents were provided emergency food assistance through Feeding America.

WHEN: Currently available to address the 10-year anniversary of Katrina striking New Orleans on August 29 as one of the first organizations to provide urgently-needed water and food as well as how the nation's leading domestic hunger organization is positioned today for future disasters.

WHERE: Chicago, within close proximity of all network affiliates or by phone

WHO: Maura Daly, Chief External Affairs Officer. Daly helped coordinate Feeding America's massive response to Katrina. She was on-site in New Orleans within days of the hurricane striking.

CONTACT: Ross Fraser 312-641-6422

About Feeding America 
Feeding America is a nationwide network of 200 food banks that leads the fight against hunger in the United States. Together, we provide food to more than 46 million people through food pantries and meal programs in communities throughout America. Feeding America also supports programs that improve food security among the people we serve; educates the public about the problem of hunger; and advocates for legislation that protects people from going hungry. Individuals, charities, businesses and government all have a role in ending hunger. Donate. Volunteer. Advocate. Educate. Together we can solve hunger. Visit http://www.feedingamerica.org/. Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FeedingAmerica or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/FeedingAmerica.

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