UPDATED: See where you can get food, storm relief supplies in South Georgia and Big Bend

Meal and supply distributions are planned following Hurricane Idalia
Posted at 10:49 AM, Sep 01, 2023

This list is being updated as new sites are announced. Please check back for updates.

Monday, September 4, 2023 10:30 a.m.

Monday, September 4, 2023 9 a.m.

The Salvation Army is feeding at the following sites at 12:30pm and 5:30pm TODAY, September 4:

Clyattville Elementary School
5386 Madison Hwy
Valdosta, GA 31601

Five Points Shopping Center
3015 N Ashley St
Valdosta, GA 31602

The Salvation Army Corps
320 Smithland Place
Valdosta, GA 31601

Southside Recreation Center
604 S. Oak St.
Valdosta, GA 31601

Ora Lee West
620 E Ann St.
Valdosta, GA 31601

Macy Horne Learning Center
930 Old Stattonville
Valdosta, GA 31201

Old Winn Dixie Parking Lot
4036 Bemiss Road
Valdosta, GA 31605

Brooks County Agriculture Building
400 Courtland Avenue
Quitman, GA

Sunday, September 3, 2023 8:00 p.m.

Sunday, September 3, 2023 12:45 p.m.

9-3-23: Second Harvest of South Georgia, Inc. will be delivering meals to the following locations:

Brittany Woods Apartments (1150 Old Statenville Rd., Valdosta, GA) @ 1:00
Park Chase (1150 Old Statenville Rd., Valdosta, GA) @ 1:00
Lloyd Greer (1102 W Gordon St, Valdosta, GA ) @ 12:30
LAMP (714 Charlton Street, Valdosta, GA) @ 12:00
Southside Recreation Center (604 South Oak Street Valdosta, GA) @ 12:30
Youth Impact Center (Murrell Ave, Lakeland, GA) @ 1:00
Jesus & Jam (75 Hampton St, Homerville, GA) @ 1:00
Waycross Memorial Park (1300 S Georgia Pkwy E, Waycross, GA) @ 1:30

Sunday, September 3, 2023 12:00 p.m.

A fuel truck is providing gas at Greenville Elementary School, 729 SW Overstreet, beginning at noon, Sun., Sept. 3. The state determines where and when fuel trucks are located and mandates that the fuel trucks move once power is restored to avoid damaging private businesses. Sheriff Harper has managed to accommodate this fuel delivery at the school, which is away from any gas stations.

Important message from the Sheriff

The free fuel trucks are directly from state officials. There are guidelines that should have been followed for proper and safe delivery including deployment. The issue was created when there was no communication from the state regarding the locations and arrival. Regardless of what state requirements are imposed, as your Sheriff I give you my word our Greenville Community will receive free fuel.

Sheriff David Harper

Sunday, September 3, 2023 11:45 a.m.

Sunday, September 3, 2023 11:30 a.m.

The Taylor County Sheriff's Office said trailers carrying showers, laundry services, and toilets are being delivered to 6 sites. The goal is to have each of these sites up and running today. The site addresses are:

1. 3710 Alton Wentworth Road, Greenville
2. 1313 1st Ave North, Steinhatchee
3. Keaton Beach Boat Ramp
4. 4705 Econfina River, Lamont
5. 2128 S. Byron Butler Pkwy, Perry
6. 10400 Fish Creek Rd, Salem

Sunday, September 3, 2023 10 a.m.

Sunday, September 3, 2023 9:45 a.m.


Below are our Sunday Distribution sites with approximate times for the American Red Cross!

Cinema Parking Lot
1680 Bay Tree Rd.

One Distribution - 2:30 pm
South Street Community
311 South St.

Approx. 1 pm and 4 pm
Corner of Valloton and Lee

Approx. 1 pm and 4 pm
AME Church
800 W. Magnolia
Contact: Yvonne Bonner 229-834-7883

Approx. 1 pm and 4 pm

Taylor County Health and Medical Update: 9/2/2023; 5:00 p.m.

Pharmacy Access:

Winn-Dixie Pharmacy in Perry (2057 South Byron Butler Parkway Suite 1) is open regular business hours. Phone: 850-584-5616

CVS Pharmacy in Perry (105 West Hampton Springs Avenue) is open regular business hours. Phone: 386-362-5183

Walmart Pharmacy in Perry (1900 South Jefferson Street) is open regular business hours. Phone: 850-223-4189

Walgreens in Perry (2117 South Byron Butler Parkway) is open regular business hours. Phone: 850-584-2627

Subham Healthcare LLC (Steinhatchee Drugs) in Steinhatchee (102 9th Street Southeast) is open regular business hours. Phone: 352-498-0680

Jay’s Pharmacy in Perry (828 South Jefferson Street) is open with modified business hours. Phone: 850-584-7800

Health and Medical Access:

Doctors’ Memorial Hospital in Perry (333 North Byron Butler Parkway) is currently open 24/7 as an emergency room. Plans to be fully operational on Tuesday, September 5, 2023.

Mobile Oxygen Tank Refill Station is currently located at the Florida Department of Health in Taylor County (1215 North Peacock Avenue, Perry, FL 32347) from 7:00 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 2, 2023, and 7:00 a.m. until noon on Sunday, September 3, 2023.
• Can only refill D, E, and H tanks. No M tanks.
Mobile Medical Clinic is open 24/7 at Steinhatchee School (1209 1st Avenue Southeast)

TMH Primary Care Clinic in Perry (555 North Byron Butler Parkway) plans to reopen next week. Phone: 850-838-8636

DMH Family Practice Clinic in Perry (555 North Byron Butler Parkway) plans to reopen Tuesday, September 5, 2023. Phone: 850-838-2141

North Florida Medical Center in Perry (1850 South Byron Butler Parkway) plans to reopen on Tuesday, September 5, 2023. Phone: 850-838-2030

Coastal Complete Care in Perry (100 Plantation Road) plans to reopen on Monday, September 4, 2023. Phone: 850-584-6000
Florida Department of Health in Taylor County in Perry (1215 North Peacock Avenue) plans to reopen on Tuesday, September 5, 2023, with limited services. Phone: 850-584-5087

Premier Medical Clinic in Perry (315 East Ash Street) plans to reopen Tuesday, September 5, 2023. Phone: 850-584-3278

Little Pine Pediatrics in Perry (1702 South Jefferson Street) plans to reopen Tuesday, September 5, 2023. Phone: 855-577-5437

DMH Steinhatchee Family Medicine in Steinahatchee (1209 1st Avenue) plans to reopen next week. Phone: 352-498-5888

Regent Medical and Aesthetics Clinic in Perry (1209 North Center Street) plans to restore when power is restored. Phone: 850-371-5243

Saturday, September 2, 2023, 1:10 p.m.

The Florida State Guard will distribute hot meals and supplies at the following locations and times today, Sept. 2, 2023.

Distributing water, shelf-stable meals, and tarps
Live Oak
1625 Walker Avenue SW
Live Oak, FL
Times: 24-hours

FSG Hot Meal Distribution:
Horseshoe Beach
Dixie County Fire Service Station 61
83 5th Avenue East
Horseshoe Beach, FL
Times: Beginning at 5 p.m.

729 West Bay Street
Madison, FL

Saturday, September 2, 2023, 11:25 a.m.

Saturday, September 2, 2023, 11:20 a.m.

The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office says ot meals will be provided at noon today at the following locations:

Jennings -Library

Jasper -the old Bank of America (across from CVS)

Saturday, September 2, 2023, 11:15 a.m.

Wayne’s Carpets Plus will be at Steinhatchee Marina at Deadman's Bay on TODAY Sat. Sept. 2 at 12 o’clock to feed the community of Stenhatheee.

Special Thank-You goes to
Wayne's Carpet Plus
Tri-Eagle Sales
Cheeks Pharmacy
Steinhatchee Pharmacy
Home Depot of Lake City, Florida
Cross Church of Ellisville, Florida
Ben E. Keith Foods Florida

Another Very Special Thank-You goes out to Ryan and Kristy Hardin and former Steinhatchee Marina, General Manager, We have a limited supply of household, clean up, baby, & hygiene necessities for those in need.

The Distribution Center at Steinhatchee Marina @ Deadman Bay will open at 12pm Today, Saturday, Sept. 2nd. Please bring your own grocery bag.

Saturday, September 2, 2023 11:00 a.m.


Amy Brooks Dykes at The Bird Rack Sports Bar & Grill (Formerly The Beach Bar) at 16260 Beach Rd. is currently taking donations of emergency supplies and serving hot meals beginning 8 AM to 7 PM for Keaton and those smaller surrounding communities.

For further information, please contact Amy at 407-461-6567. Amy Brooks Dykes and Sue Ellen Weaver

Saturday, September 2, 2023 10:45 a.m.

The Live Oak Church of God will be distributing supplies to the community today from 11AM-3PM and Sunday 1PM-4PM.

As a reminder, please DO NOT get out of your vehicle. Upon arrival, DRIVE THRU and pop your trunk. For those with pickups, supplies will be placed in the bed of your truck.

Live Oak Church of God
9828 US HWY 129
LIVE OAK, FL 32060

Friday, September 1, 2023 2:50 p.m.

Meal Distribution Sites

  • 9 Points of Distributions (PODs) have opened in impacted areas to distribute MRE’s, water and tarps to residents at:
    • Hamilton County
      • 1291 Florida Street Jennings, Florida 32053
      • 1129 4Th Street Northwest Jasper, Florida 32052
    • Jefferson County
      • 325 S Water Street Monticello, Florida 32344
    • Lafayette County
      • Lafayette High School
        160 NE Hornet Drive Mayo, Florida 32066
    • Madison County
      • Madison County High School
        2649 US 90 Madison, FL 32340
    • Suwannee County
      • Suwannee County Fair
        1302 SW 11th Street Live Oak, Florida 32064
      • Suwannee Riverside Elementary
        1625 Walker Avenue SW Live Oak, Florida 32064
      • Branford High School
        405 North Reynolds Street Branford, Florida 32008
    • Taylor County
      • 1509 S Byron Street Parkway Perry, Florida 32348

Floridians can also pick up free hot meals in the following locations from 9am-9pm daily:

The Salvation Army

  • Winn Dixie Parking Lot

2057 S Byron Butler Pkwy Ste 1,

Perry, FL 32348

Mercy Chefs

  • Suwannee Middle School

1730 Walker Ave SW,

Live Oak FL 32064

Operation BBQ Relief

  • Madison High School

2649 E US Highway 90,

Madison, FL 32340

  • 831 Pinewood Dr SW,

Live Oak, FL 32064 serving

Catholic Charities

  • 2750 S Byron Butler Pkwy,

Perry, FL 32348

Friday, September 1, 2023 12 p.m.

Better Together, a nonprofit dedicated to families and children, is distributing a truckload of hurricane relief supplies within a community that was hit by Hurricane Idalia in the Big Bend area.

Staff and volunteers are handing out supplies at The Bridge in Madison before heading out into the community, knocking door-to-door to deliver essential supplies and solar lights while making connections to assess and meet the growing needs of families who are working to get back on their feet after the storm. Better Together mobilized a similar relief effort following Hurricane Ian in Southwest Florida and was instrumental in supporting families with much-needed supplies and support.

With a mission to strengthen families and prevent the need for foster care, Better Together offers volunteer host families who can provide safe, loving temporary housing for the children of families displaced by the storm. Knowing their kids have the care they need, parents and guardians can focus on finding housing and securing their financial situation to maintain a safe environment for their children. The program is voluntary, and parents never lose legal custody of their children.

Better Together is partnering with the Florida Department of Children & Families (DCF) to meet the needs of Big Bend families. Vetted, background-checked volunteers are standing by to help.

WHERE: The Bridge. 1135 E. U.S. 90 Madison, FL 32340

Friday, September 1, 2023 11:25 a.m.

PGT Innovations a national leader in the premium window, door, and garage door category, is hosting a free hurricane relief distribution event to assist those affected by Hurricane Idalia. The event is open to the public and will allow those in need to receive items such as flashlights, first-aid kits, tarps, bottles of water, extension cords, batteries, electrolyte replacement sports drinks, and insect repellants, among other items.

It's happening Saturday, Sept. 2 at 10:30 a.m. until supplies last at First Assembly of God:
828 W. Julia St. Perry, Fla. 32347

Friday, September 1, 2023 10:35 a.m.

Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency and the GA Department of Public Safety are providing support to our VOAD partners in operating a field kitchen, in Valdosta, GA. Up to 15,000 meals a day will be provided to Georgians impacted by Idalia. The Georgia Baptist Disaster Relief will manage the temporary facility and The Salvation Army will help to distribute cooked meals to residents of Lowndes, Brooks, Echols, Lanier and Cook Counties. The first meal will be served this evening.

Friday, September 1, 2023 10:30 a.m.

The American Red Cross truck will provide shelf-stable meals and cleaning supplies at the following locations from now until supplies run out!

South Street Community Care Center
311 South Street
Valdosta, GA

Valdosta CME Church
728 East Hill Avenue
Valdosta, GA

Valdosta Cinema Parking Lot-Please Park in the empty lot on the Gornto side
1680 Baytree Rd
Valdosta, GA

Parks and Recreation Athletic Fields- City of Valdosta
Vallotton Big Field
411 ½ Lee Street
Valdosta, GA

Clean up kits will also be available for distribution at:

Clyattville Elementary School
5386 Madison Highway
Valdosta, GA 31601

Five Points
3103 N. Ashley Street
Valdosta, GA 31602

Friday, September 1, 2023 10:15 a.m.

Operation BBQ Relief

  • 9/1: 831 Pinewood Dr SW, Live Oak, FL 32064
  • 9/1: 1900 S Jefferson St, Perry, FL 32348

FL Baptists

  • 9/1: Taylor County Kitchen location at First Baptist Church of Perry 102 N Center St Perry Fl 32347
  • 9/1: Dixie County Kitchen location at First Baptist Church of Cross City, 6024 SE Highway 19, Cross City, FL 32628

Salvation Army

  • 9/1: Perry Team/Canteen: 2057 S Byron Butler Pkwy Ste 1, Perry, FL 32348
  • 9/1: Basecamp:16077 SE Hwy 19, Cross City, FL 32628

Friday, September 1, 2023 10:00 a.m.

Lowes will be hosting a Bucket Brigade event for the community at their store located at 1106 St Augustine Rd, Valdosta, GA 31601, at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 2, 2023. The buckets will be filled with various supplies available for free to assist local residents with clean up from Hurricane Idalia.

This is on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last!

Friday, September 1, 2023 8:00 a.m.

Taylor County Sheriff's office sent an automated phone message stating that they have planned a distribution point at Perry Primary School Bus Loop, located at 1600 East Green Street. They'll be there from 8a-5p handing out water and MRE's.