Hy-Vee sending disaster relief fleet to Florida

(ABC 6 News) – Hy-Vee is sending its Disaster Relief Fleet to areas in Florida impacted by Hurricane Ian.

The company says the 23-person crew left Friday morning from its Hy-Vee Fresh Commissary in Ankeny, Iowa.

The fleet includes 9 semi-trucks filled with water, ice, snacks, cleaning supplies and protein, and will help provide up to 1 million meals to people in need.

It’s a 12-day response effort and crews will work with local emergency responders, food banks and nonprofits specifically in Port Charlotte and Bradenton, Florida, as well as Operation BBQ Relief.