Downtown Apalachicola's makeshift food kitchen, created like a whirlwind in the day after Hurricane Michael hit, will close down Tuesday, after four days of feeding the hungry from sunup to sunrise.

Apalachicola Bay Charter School sixth grade teacher Lindsay Shepard teamed up with Apalachicola restaurateur Danny Itzkovitz to get the ball rolling Thursday about 3 p.m.

Running out of a generator from his Tamara's Cafe restaurant, Itzkovitz drew on donations from the Owl Cafe, The Grill, the Piggly Wiggly grocery store, Water Street Seafood, much needed supplies provided by State Rep. Halsey Beshears and scores of volunteer restaurant workers, enlisted by Shepard.

Begnning Friday, they served up hot breakfasts, lunches and dinners, and even had a visit from Gov. Rick Scott, who presented Itzkovitz with a flag of the state of Florida that now waves high overhead.