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|Semi truckloads carrying food & grocery products||889|
|Pounds of food and grocery delivered||29 million|
|Estimated number of meals available||23 million*|
|Cash and pledges raised||$15 million|
|Estimated value of food and grocery products||$43.2 million|
|Approximate number of people displaced||1 million|
|* Numbers reflect both donated and purchased product
|About America’s Second Harvest|
America's Second Harvest is the largest domestic hunger-relief organization in the U.S. In 1979, its first year of operation, Second Harvest distributed 2.5 million pounds of food to a network of 13 food banks. Today, the national network secures and distributes nearly two billion pounds of food and grocery products to more than 200 regional food banks and relief organizations in all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico.
The underlying principle of America’s Second Harvest is feeding our nation’s hungry by reducing food waste. Second Harvest’s network collects and distributes food and grocery products – from food processors, retailers and distributors as well as restaurants and other foodservice entities – and to its member food banks and food rescue organizations. Those agencies then distribute food and grocery products to some 35,000 programs that operate 50,000 feeding agencies nationwide.
Manufacturers who would like to join the Hurricane Katrina relief effort or establish a partnership with Second Harvest may call the national office at 1-800-771-2303. To donate a full truckload of shelf-stable product, ask for the Food Sourcing Dept.; to contribute transportation services, ask for the Logistics Dept.
Corporate Product and Transporation Donors (as listed at www.secondharvest.org)
Allen Canning Corporation
American Rice, Inc.
Apple & Eve
Authentic Specialty Foods
Barilla America, Inc.
Basic American Foods
B & G Foods Inc.
Bush Brothers & Company
Cadbury Schweppes Americas
Campbell Soup Company
Carisam Samuel Meisel
Central States Distribution
Chicken of the Sea International
Chiquita Brands International
Cimino Brothers Produce
The Clorox Company
Coca-Cola North America
Columbia Fresh Produce
Dole Packaged Foods Company
Empire Kosher Poultry
Florida’s Natural Growers
Gold Kist, Inc.
Gusto Packing Company
Hormel Foods Corporation
Michael Foods, Inc.
National Peanut Board
Nestlé USA and Nestlé Hand-Held Foods Group
Old Wisconsin Sausage
The Procter & Gamble Company
Quaker Food & Beverages Company
Sara Lee Foods
Seneca Foods Corporation
The J.M. Smucker Company
Sunny Cal Fruit
Sun Rich, LLC
Uncle Ben’s (Masterfoods USA)
West Farm Foods
World Finer Foods
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