Delivering for Good: Prepping Disaster Staging Sites Ahead of Wildfire Season
Ensuring people affected by disaster have access to food is a critical element of any response plan - and the Feeding America network of food banks is a key part of how cities get prepared. To help northern California prepare for wildfire season, FedEx and Feeding America teamed up to ship more than 27,000 pounds of food to be used in disaster staging efforts. Food banks in Contra Costa and Solano built disaster boxes and snack pack bags to sustain those evacuated from their homes or permanently displaced due to a fire.
For decades, FedEx has supported local, national and global relief agencies, helping them save lives and comfort the afflicted. They do this because of their unique capacities. With more than 650 airplanes, and 180,000 vehicles on the world’s roads they are able to get lifesaving materials, medicines, and equipment to disaster sites with great speed and precision.