Midwest Food Bank helping Arkansas, Mississippi tornado victims

This photo provided by James Bryant shows tornado damage, Sunday, April 27, 2014 in Mayflower, Ark. A powerful storm system rumbled through the central and southern United States on Sunday, spawning several tornadoes, including one that killed two people in a small northeastern Oklahoma city and another that carved a path of destruction through several northern suburbs of Little Rock, Ark. (AP Photo/Courtesy of James Bryant)

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WISH) – The Indianapolis branch of Midwest Food Bank will be shipping more than 900 disaster relief kits to the Arkansas and Mississippi tornado victims this week.

Midwest Food Bank officials said the first shipment will include 914 Salvation Army disaster relief kits, which will provide a family of four enough food for a week and 10 pallets of hydration.

“The magnitude of the devastation in the wake of this disaster is quite significant. Many families and individuals, who are victims of this natural disaster, are without the basic necessities of life. We are thankful we can help provide hope and relief to those in need,” John Whitaker, executive director of Midwest’s Indianapolis Division, said.

Whitaker said people can help with the relief efforts by donating here or by sending a check to Midwest Food Bank, 6450 S. Belmont Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46217 designated to “Arkansas Disaster.”

Midwest Food Bank also has locations in Bloomington, Morton and Peoria Illinois and Peachtree City, Georgia.

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