Carnival cruise ship in the Bahamas

After Hurricane Dorian ravaged The Bahamas, Carnival Corporation announced it has collected an estimated 10 million pounds of food and supplies for the island chain.

As part of the cruise company’s partnership with Tropical Shipping, Carnival helped fill over 250 shipping containers and deliver them directly to the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) since the program began September 4.

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In addition to the donations, the company signed agreements to develop a new cruise port primarily for Carnival Cruise Line on Grand Bahama. The plans also include the construction of a new addition on the Bahamian island of Little San Salvador, home to Holland America Line’s Half Moon Cay port.

In total, the Grand Bahama and Little San Salvador development projects will represent an investment of over $180 million.

“We are so appreciative of all the individuals and organizations that moved with such a sense of urgency and heartfelt concern to collect and drop off a remarkable volume of donations in a very short amount of time, all of which were delivered when needed most in the immediate aftermath of the storm,” Carnival Corporation chief communications officer Roger Frizzell said in a statement.

“It is truly inspiring to see so many people and organizations come together to help others in a time of need,” Frizzell continued. “We extend our deepest appreciation to everyone involved with the program. The donations have made and are making a big difference for our neighbors in The Bahamas.”

The Carnival Corporation’s brands are also conducting donation drives through Direct Relief and World Central Kitchen. To date, Carnival Cruise Line guests and employees have donated more than $500,000 to the two organizations.

Carnival Foundation has also lent support to Chef Jose Andres’s World Central Kitchen, which is serving more than 25,000 meals per day to people throughout The Bahamas. As of September 24, the charity has provided over 500,000 meals to people on the island chain.