Jacksonville continues Hurricane Sandy relief efforts

Non-perishables needed for victims

Published On: Nov 07 2012 02:24:27 PM EST   Updated On: Nov 07 2012 02:26:30 PM EST
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -

As relief efforts mount, Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown is urging residents and employees to contribute specific non-perishable items to help the Northeast as it continues to recover from Hurricane Sandy.

To best address the current needs, FEMA and the Food Bank of New Jersey, which is handling the supply distribution for the New York/New Jersey area, are requesting certain items deemed most critical at this time.

Donors are encouraged to give the following targeted supplies:

On Monday, Brown announced the effort as a call to action engaging local schools and independent authorities to support Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. Jacksonville-based BI-LO and Winn-Dixie will donate two tractor-trailers worth of non-perishable canned and bottled foods and supplies to support the recovery effort.

Collection bins are located at City Hall and the Ed Ball Building and were being delivered to Duval County Public Schools on Wednesday. Bins will also be at the city's Veterans Job Fair at the Prime Osborn Convention Center on Friday and at the annual Veterans Day Parade on Monday.

"I appreciate the support of our leaders in City Hall, the independent authorities, the Duval County Public Schools and BI-LO and Winn-Dixie," Brown said in a news release. "I call on our residents and employees to continue supporting this effort by dropping off donated items that best address needs in the Northeast during the next week."

The locations of bins along the Veterans Day Parade route are:

Bins will be available for donations through Tuesday. The collection efforts are also being supported at the offices of JEA, JaxPort, the Jacksonville Transportation Authority and Jacksonville Aviation Authority, including these locations: