Food bank seeking donations after Hurricane Irma

Published Sept. 21, 2017

CLEARWATER — RCS Food Bank has seen a surge in need following Hurricane Irma. The food bank saw a 48 percent increase of households requesting food on Monday compared to an average day, according to Director of Communications Lauren Misa.

If that trend continues for just one week, the RCS Food Bank will need to distribute an additional 13,318 pounds of food, Misa said. "Many who were once in a position of strength just a few weeks ago are now in a position of need," RCS President and CEO Kirk Smith said. "

Donations can be made by visiting or calling 772-584-3528. Food distribution hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. and Thursday 12:30 to 6:45 p.m. at 700 Druid Road, Clearwater.