June 01, 2018
by Liana Solis

Preparing BEFORE disaster strikes

June 01, 2018
by Liana Solis

Volunteer team from Abbott donates time and product to create disaster relief food packs.

 

When a hurricane hits, every second counts – it’s critical for families and communities to prepare in advance. That’s why we were so grateful to have the team from Abbott at the North Texas Food Bank preparing disaster relief boxes. These critical packs will help the Food Bank provide relief in the form of food if a disaster strikes.

Designed to provide the “first wave” of relief following a hurricane or other disaster, these pack provide immediate aid within hours for 3,000 people. Having them in stock helps fill a critical need until traditional relief efforts can provide ongoing support. So, in addition to providing “people power” in the form of volunteers, Abbott also provided the food and beverage products that will help meet the need- a more than $70,000 value.

The Food Bank has seen the impact that these packs can provide. In fact, Abbott disaster relief boxes were used as part of the relief efforts in North Texas after Hurricane Harvey displaced thousands last year. Each pack contains Abbott nutrition products, such as nutritional bars and drinks for adults and children, and rehydration solutions.

In total, these packs have helped more than 17,000 people affected by hurricanes, storms and flooding across the region in recent years.

A huge thank you to our partners at Abbott for helping the North Texas Food Bank and member food banks across the Feeding America network to be disaster ready.

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Volunteer team from Abbott donates time and product to create disaster relief food packs.

 

When a hurricane hits, every second counts – it’s critical for families and communities to prepare in advance. That’s why we were so grateful to have the team from Abbott at the North Texas Food Bank preparing disaster relief boxes. These critical packs will help the Food Bank provide relief in the form of food if a disaster strikes.

Designed to provide the “first wave” of relief following a hurricane or other disaster, these pack provide immediate aid within hours for 3,000 people. Having them in stock helps fill a critical need until traditional relief efforts can provide ongoing support. So, in addition to providing “people power” in the form of volunteers, Abbott also provided the food and beverage products that will help meet the need- a more than $70,000 value.

The Food Bank has seen the impact that these packs can provide. In fact, Abbott disaster relief boxes were used as part of the relief efforts in North Texas after Hurricane Harvey displaced thousands last year. Each pack contains Abbott nutrition products, such as nutritional bars and drinks for adults and children, and rehydration solutions.

In total, these packs have helped more than 17,000 people affected by hurricanes, storms and flooding across the region in recent years.

A huge thank you to our partners at Abbott for helping the North Texas Food Bank and member food banks across the Feeding America network to be disaster ready.

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