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Meals Shipped To Hurricane Sandy Victims
MannaPack meals from Feed My Starving Children are going into the Caribbean to help victims of Hurricane Sandy, which has claimed 65 lives in the nation of Haiti alone. FMSC had already packed and donated the food to two aid organizations who work on a regular basis in the region. Now those partners–Reach Now International and Convoy of Hope–are deploying the food in special storm recovery efforts.
According to Bill Meyer, Executive Director of Reach Now International, his organization shipped a full shipping container of 272,000 MannaPack meals to Cuba in June, and many of those meals are now being deployed in storm-ravaged areas. “Our partners there have a great connected network of churches,” says Meyer, “and will be able to bring the love of Jesus and food to those affected by Hurricane Sandy.”
In addition, Convoy of Hope reports that its Global Disaster Response team is sending extra emergency supplies into Haiti. Convoy of Hope feeds tens of thousands of school children in Haiti, using meals donated by FMSC. “The supplies we’ve shipped include bottled water, food, clean-up supplies, and other basic essentials,” said Convoy of Hope this week in a special email to its partners.
No special packing sessions are needed at Feed My Starving Children at this time to respond to the disaster, but FMSC needs ongoing financial support to meet all its food requests worldwide. This year, we will distribute 153 million meals to nearly 50 nations around the world.
Photo credit: AP / Dieu Nalio Chery