After Hurricane Irma, Metropolitan Ministries installed a $500,000 generator to sustain power their families, kitchen/hunger relief programs, and family support programs.
This allows the nonprofit to be operational in the event of power outages and serve the community’s needs. They have prepared their family support centers and gymnasium to be open for emergency services following the storm should they be needed in the area.
Additionally, four semi-trucks loaded with food and water arrived yesterday along with the full force of the Chef José Andrés and his World Central Kitchen team. They aim to prepare 15,000 hot meals and 10,000 cold meals every day as needed using Metropolitan Ministries’ commercial kitchen as their main distribution hub.
They will extend food and water supplies to neighbors most affected by the storm to the south and east. They will also feed clients and support hunger relief programs out in the community while they are here.
Services available (while supplies last):
- Nonperishable food boxes
- Bottled water
- Power for phone charging
Help navigating shelter, housing assistance, financial assistance and other resources will resume next week.
The Metro BrigAIDe mobile outreach teams will be visiting hurricane shelters post Hurricane Ian to provide support for those exiting with no place to go.
Those interested can sign up to volunteer at metromin.org. The nonprofit is accepting donations of nonperishable food items and bottled water and monetary donations online as well.