NEW JERSEY (CBS) — More than 22,000-pounds of food and supplies are now en route to Puerto Rico thanks to a collaboration between the Food Bank of South Jersey and a local business.
Beatrice Caraballo of BMC Network Communications says she first posted about doing a collection on September 20, more than a week before Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico.READ MORE: ABC Men Feeding Philadelphia Community Physically And Spiritually One Box At A Time
The response was immediate, and after partnering with the Food Bank of South Jersey they began collecting donations.
The end result was four truck loads being taken to the Coast Guard for delivery.READ MORE: Camden County Health Officials Enlisting Bilingual Volunteers To Help Dispel COVID Vaccine Fears In Latino Community
“Medical supplies, first aid kits, we have cots, sleeping bags, blankets, diapers, personal hygiene products. I think a little bit of everything.”
Caraballo says the need for these supplies and more remains dire on the island, and anyone who can give should.
She also urges people to support the Food Bank of South Jersey which helps people in need here in our area.MORE NEWS: 'Really Good Step In The Right Direction' For Philadelphia Restaurants As Some COVID Restrictions Relaxed