Hillsborough County opens 'Points of Distribution' to help victims of Hurricane Irma

Posted at 9:50 PM, Sep 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-15 21:50:16-04

Hillsborough County has opened four drive-up Points of Distribution (PODs) for those impacted by Hurricane Irma to receive water, nonperishable food, and "shelf-stable" meals. 

The PODs will be available from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, September 16 and Sunday, September 17. 

Residents in vehicles will line up single-file, enter the location, receive items, and then exit through another location.

Drivers and passengers must stay in the vehicle. They will be asked to "pop the trunk" and workers will load the items into the vehicle.

POD locations:

  • Al Lopez Park, 4810 N. Himes Ave. in Tampa
  • Church of God Wimauma Convention Center, 5408 State Road 674 in Wimauma
  • University of South Florida Lot 18 T, intersection of USF Sycamore Drive and USF Elm Drive
  • Sydney Dover Trails, 535 N. Dover Road