How We Help Senior Citizens and Disabled Adults Stock Up for Storm Season
Hurricane season is here. At FPL, we are ready to respond to hurricanes and severe weather, and we urge our customers to make a plan and prepare, too. We also recognize that this can be a difficult task for homebound senior citizens and disabled adults who often find themselves without adequate food supplies following a storm. That’s why we’ve partnered with organizations such as Meals on Wheels of the Palm Beaches, Inc. (MOWPB) and Whole Foods Market to help bring homebound senior citizens and disabled adults hurricane food kits containing nonperishable food supplies.
For the last three years, more than three dozen employee volunteers have gathered to pack and deliver kits from 100 – 150 of the homebound senior citizens and disabled adults MOWPB serves. The packages include a three-day supply of food for breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as snacks and nutritional beverages. In the event of a storm, MOWPB may not be able to get to the homes of residents it serves, so these kits provide necessary food until it’s safe to resume deliveries.
MOWPB is a nonprofit organization receiving no government funding and relies on the community to support its efforts. It provides safety checkups and delivers hot nutritious meals five days a week to each of the 150 residents it assists in Palm Beach County. Meal on Wheels, a national trade association, enables and encourages senior citizens to continue living safely and independently in the comfort of their own homes.
Preparation is key to surviving the aftermath of a storm. You can download our storm guide for seniors to help you or a loved one be prepared this hurricane season. More resources to help you and your family prepare can be found on FPL.com/storm.