Feeding the Gulf Coast to distribute free bug repellant

As the result of a donation from S.C. Johnson and Feeding America, Feeding the Gulf Coast has received 4,300 cases of mosquito repellent to be distributed along the Central Gulf Coast.

The repellent — OFF! Deep Woods — contains 25 percent DEET, an effective chemical for repelling mosquitoes.

With the first travel-related case of Zika virus found in Mobile earlier this week and mosquito transmission occurring in southern Florida, this is an opportunity for Feeding the Gulf Coast to help low income communities protect themselves against possible transmission of the Zika virus, the site said in a press release.

The spray will be distributed in conjunction with Feeding the Gulf Coast’s Mobile Pantry Program which delivers 5,000-10,000 pounds of fresh produce, meats, dairy and essential food products to coastal church and community pantries who have a hard time picking up food from the food bank and often live in rural areas.

Feeding the Gulf Coast will coordinate distributing 4,300 cases of repellent to over 17,000 families throughout southern Mississippi, southern Alabama and the Panhandle of Florida.

Residents in Mobile County should contact Feeding the Gulf Coast to arrange for pick up of repellent. 

84 cases of mosquito spray will be distributed in Baldwin County: September 10, at Christian Life Church 25550 Canal Rd, Orange Beach, AL 36561 10 a.m. until.

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