Cincinnati company shipping meals to Haiti

Posted by Trina Edwards - email

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - A Cincinnati-based company is shipping meals to Haiti.

HeaterMeals is shipping out 1.3 million meals this week, part of a stored inventory kept at the HeaterMeals warehouse by the American Red Cross.  The 1.3 million meals is part of a 3 million meal shipment that the Red Cross and the International Red Cross will hand over to the World Food Program (WFP).  The WFP will then handle the logistics of transporting those meals to Haiti.

Forty-six trucks will be rolling from the 114,000 square foot warehouse on Mosteller Road from Jan. 19-21.

"Within the next week, WFP (World Food Program) aims to move the equivalent of 10 million ready-to-eat meals so that [the Haitian] people whose homes have been destroyed, and who have no access to cooking facilities can feed their families," said Josette Sheeran, Executive Director of WFP.

"We're very pleased and proud to assist in the effort of getting these meals to Haiti,"  added Tim Zimmerman, President of HeaterMeals. "We value our relationship of over a decade with the Red Cross, we really believe in and support 24/7 their efforts to assist those disadvantaged in Haiti."

HeaterMeals is part of Innotech Products Ltd., inventors of the Flameless Ration Heater (FRH) in 1990. Since that time, their patented TRUETECH™ Self-Heating Technology has heated over 1.5 Billion Meals Ready-To-Eat (MRE's) for the U.S. Armed Forces.

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