Amy’s Donates Thousands of Meals to Hurricane Survivors
“We are all one family. When a member of our family is hurt we want to do anything we can to help them. We all have a few necessities that we need in order to live - food, clothing, shelter and love. For some, feeding people is an expression of love and caring. That is what it is for us - in our business, and in sending our food to feed the victims of this terrible tragedy.”- Rachel Berliner, Amy’s Kitchen
Second Harvest, Houston Chapter to Distribute to Shelters Wherever Need is Greatest
Santa Rosa, California - Andy and Rachel Berliner, the founders of Amy’s Kitchen, knew immediately they wanted to help Hurricane Katrina victims. They picked up the phone to call Second Harvest Food Bank and their first question was, “What do you need?”
Responding to the need for food, Amy’s will send to Houston, at the company’s cost, seven fifty-three-foot trailer truckloads, four with frozen meals and three filled with soups, chili, pastas sauce and dry pasta, worth a total retail value of $800,000.
Trucks begin leaving tomorrow, with staggered deliveries to arrive in Houston at Second Harvest. Amy’s is supplying exactly what is needed most – foods to make large quantity meals, and individual meals, especially useful for smaller, outlying shelters.
Andy, Rachel and their daughter Amy Berliner, along with all the folks of Amy’s Kitchen, are pleased to supply quality, great tasting home-made style meals to both nourish and comfort the victims of this national tragedy.
Amy’s is sending:
155,000 individual Amy’s frozen meals including favorites such as Macaroni and Cheese, Spinach Pizza, a variety of Burritos, Texas Burgers, Veggie Loaf, Shepherd’s Pie, Indian Mattar Paneer, and Brown Rice and Vegetable Bowls
180,000 servings of hearty, healthful soup such as Lentil, Minestrone, Pasta and 3 Bean, Mushroom, Butternut Squash, plus plenty of Light in Sodium versions for those on special diets
14,000 jars of Pasta Sauces and 6,705 pounds dry pasta for making thousands of meals
2,000 jars of Salsa, 108 cans of Refried Beans, and 700 cans of Black Bean Chili for making meals and snacks
About Second Harvest
America's Second Harvest—The Nation’s Food Bank Network is the largest domestic hunger-relief organization in the United States. Founded in 1979, America's Second Harvest distributed 2.5 million pounds of food to a Network of 13 food banks in its first year operation. Second Harvest is taking a lead role in caring for Hurricane Katrina relief. For more information go to www.secondharvest.org
About Amy’s Kitchen
Amy’s is the nation's leading source of natural and organic convenience food. The company last year grew over 25% to reach annual sales of $125 million. Now celebrating its 17th year, Amy's is a family-owned and operated business based in Sonoma County, California. Its products are available nationally in natural foods stores, most supermarkets, select warehouse club stores, as well as internationally.
Amy's uses certified organic ingredients, including vegetables, grains and fruits grown without pesticides. Fats are used sparingly and selectively; all dairy ingredients are made with pasteurized rBST hormone free milk and do not contain animal enzymes or rennet. No dishes contain meat, fish, poultry or eggs. Amy's products are non-GMO and do not contain hydrogenated fats or oils.