BLOOMINGTON - The Midwest Food Bank is sending "disaster boxes" to the East Coast to help feed the victims of Hurricane Sandy.
A disaster box includes enough food for a family of four for four days. So far the food bank has sent 3 semi loads, which can feed about 2,400 families.
"The Salvation Army has had us deliver them to Maryland and West Virginia and then they take them from there and send them wherever they're needed most," Administrator Mike Meece said Tuesday.
There are about 800 disaster boxes in each semi.
Meece said food bank staff are already preparing to send more boxes.
"During Hurricane Katrina back in 2005, we made 150 trips to the Gulf Coast, so we just don't know how many we'll send over there," he said.
Meece said the food is coming from the Bloomington facility, as well as warehouses in Peoria and Indianapolis.
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