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MREs from the Hurricane Relief

Postby kman » Wed Dec 08, 2004 9:33 pm

Excerpt from The Canton Daily Ledger:

A specially trained team from the Texas Forest Service came to the Florida panhandle and set up logistical staging areas, where truckloads of food, water, and ice were brought in, unloaded and reloaded for distribution, and sent out to the distribution sites throughout the county. During the two-week period, the Logistical Staging Area in Santa Rosa County served 74,245 carloads of people, distributing 530,045 gallons of water, 1,393,648 MRE's ("Meals Ready-to-Eat," commonly used by the U.S. military), and 3,387,500 pounds of ice.


Wow...that's just over 116,000 cases of MREs or 2400+ pallets. And judging from some of the ebay auctions I've seen lately, they were sending them brand-new stock from 2004.

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