FedEx Donates and Delivers 10 Tons of Food to Houston in the Wake of Hurricane Harvey

FedEx Donates and Delivers 10 Tons of Food to Houston in the Wake of Hurricane Harvey

Saturday, September 2, 2017

More than 20,000 meals-ready-to-eat (MREs) made their way to survivors of Hurricane Harvey on Friday.

FedEx team members at the company’s World Hub in Memphis, Tenn. loaded 10 tons of food onto a FedEx jet bound for Houston on Friday. The individually packaged meals included entrees such as pasta and chicken, a snack and a dessert. The delivery was made to the American Red Cross in Houston. The meals, which would be enough to feed 1,000 people three meals a day for a week, will be distributed to those affected by the devastating storm.

FedEx keeps the MREs in a temperature controlled environment at the FedEx Air Operations Complex (AOC) in Memphis as part of a disaster preparation plan in the event an earthquake or other disaster were to strike the area near the World Hub.

The MREs were donated in addition to the $1 million in cash and transportation support FedEx Corp. committed to deliver in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.

“FedEx is sending these meals where the need is immediate,” said John Kinch, Air Operations Disaster Incident Commander, FedEx Express. Kinch oversees the 465-member volunteer disaster recovery team.  “It’s another way for us to show we care about them, and that we’re with them.”

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