Valdosta, GA- On Wednesday, May 22, Second Harvest of South Georgia and volunteers from Wild Adventures Theme Park packed 1,400 disaster relief boxes geared specially toward feeding children and the elderly, two groups which suffer the most in a disaster situation. These relief packs, made possible through a partnership with Abbott and Feeding America, will be strategically pre-positioned across the Southeast.
Second Harvest has packed these relief boxes annually for the last six years in preparation for disaster situations, and this is the third year that Wild Adventures has been on hand to assemble these life-saving kits. Each of the 1,400 disaster relief pack contains Abbott nutrition products specifically chosen for their versatility and ease of use to combat hunger and dehydration in babies, small children, and seniors. Half of the boxes will contain 24 cans of Ensure and 20 Zone protein bars, and the other half will contain, in addition, 24 servings of Pediasure and 8 bottles of Pedialyte.
In addition to the boxes which will remain in South Georgia, a portion of these kits will be send to Mobile, Charleston, and Savannah. These locations are chosen so the kits can be delivered to affected populations across the Southeast within two days.
“The mission of Second Harvest of South Georgia is to ensure that the hungry are fed. Disaster relief efforts are no exception to that. By preparing in advance, we can put food and water in the hands of those who need it most as quickly as possible,” said Eliza McCall, Second Harvest’s Chief Marketing Officer. “We are grateful for partners like Wild Adventures and Abbott who help us achieve that mission.”
“Wild Adventures is the communities’ theme park, and it is important to us that we give back that support to families in the area. Helping Second Harvest prepare disaster boxes every year is just one of the ways we provide support and make a difference locally,” said Micha Hogan, Public Relations Coordinator for the theme park.