Summary: Hurricane Florence has been felt with 1100 roads closed, grocery stores running out of food and farmers loosing their crops and many local food distributors that went underwater. The Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina is working to get food from grocery stores and fresh produce from farmers via their hyper-efficient routes that its trucks take to get the food from a series of regional warehouses to a network of providers who get it out to people.
This week’s First in Future guest, Earline Middleton VP of Partner Services and Public Policy Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC, talks of about the immediate work that the Food Bank is doing, her to focus on the future and her observations about the value of disaster planning. Listen for what she thinks is going to be the time of greatest need when it comes to getting food to disaster victims.
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