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Local nonprofit sends help to the Carolina Coast ahead of hurricane

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- As people in the Carolinas prep for Hurricane Florence, one local nonprofit is heading into the storm to help. 

Feed the Hungry is a nonprofit based out of South Bend. It works to supply food to the hungry and provide disaster relief. 

The president of Feed the Hungry, Stephan Radelich, says as soon as he saw hurricane was going to be a direct hit, he knew they had to take action. 

"Because once the storm hits an area and devastates the coastline, it creates trouble on the roads. It's very difficult to move large quantities in and out," said Radelich.

Two trucks with about 40 tons of food and drinks were sent out on Tuesday. One truck went to North Carolina, the other to South Carolina. 

They both went to local churches which will serve as staging centers for those displaced by the storm. 

Radelich says if the need is there, they'll send more supplies. 

"This first round is going to be a lot of liquids and ready to eat food items. Then there will be some hygiene supplies that people will be needing: soap, shampoos, toothpaste things like that. Then as things progress, the household items including clothes and household furnishings," he said. 

To learn more about the nonprofit and stay updated on needs for donations, click here. 

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