July 13, 2012: The third container was loaded and shipped out of Marietta, GA thanks to our food donating partner Stop Hunger Now. We loaded the 43,500 pounds on July 13th, enough packaged rice/vegetable meals to provide 285,000 servings.
FTN has now provided 830,000 meals toward the three refugee camps in and around the capital city of Kigali. Our 2012 goal is to ship at least 1 million meals. As we near our goal we thank all of our friends and partners who help make this possible. The shipping cost to move each 40 foot container from the USA to Rwanda is about $12,000, but the value of the food is ten times as great as the shipping cost.
July 6, 2012: The second container arrived in Kigali on July 6, 2012. The same quick efforts went into motion in clearing and off-loading this food for the distribution at these camps:
The food will be distributed very soon as arrangements are being made for the trucking of the food to the camps.