Hurricane Ian officially made landfall and caused a lot of damage in Fort Myers, FL, and along its path. With so many residents trying to get back on their feet and begin the rebuilding process, many people and businesses around America are heading to the areas most impacted by Hurricane Ian to help with relief efforts.

One of those businesses includes our very own Hy-Vee. They announced today they have deployed its Disaster Relief Fleet to feel impacted residents and emergency responders by bringing with them 1 million meals.

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On Friday, September 30, Hy-Vee announced it has deployed its Disaster Relief Fleet to locations in Florida impacted by Hurricane Ian. Hy-Vee employees departed this morning from the Hy-Vee Fresh Commissary in Ankeny, Iowa, in several of the company’s response vehicles with supplies and food to assist with providing up to 1 million meals.

The fleet that has been dispatched to Florida includes:

  • Hy-Vee’s mobile command center
  • Hy-Vee’s mobile water system (which includes a tank and pump trailer)
  • 2 Hy-Vee rapid response pickup trucks
  • 9 Hy-Vee semis filled with water, ice, snacks, cleaning supplies, and protein

In the press release, Hy-Vee officials say its disaster relief team is working with local emergency responders, food banks, and nonprofits to assist with efforts. Specifically, Hy-Vee will be helping with Hurricane Ian relief efforts in Port Charlotte and Bradenton, Florida.

Additionally, the Hy-Vee team will also be working with Operation BBQ Relief to help provide up to 1 million meals to those responding to the disaster, as well as impacted residents in Florida.

The  Hy-Vee caravan includes 23 Hy-Vee employees who will take part in the company’s 12-day response effort.

We thank Hy-Vee for helping those in Florida impacted by Hurricane Ian and are proud to have Hy-Vee in the Quad Cities community!

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