On December 19, 2011, 35 pallets of MannaPack rice and vegetable meals left the Feed My Starving Children Warehouse by semi-truck for the Minneapolis/St. Paul Reserve Air Force Base. Feeding The Nations working with the Lamia Afghan Foundation will ship the 42,000 pounds of meals through the Untied States Air Force. These meals are now in Charleston AFB, South Carolina and the next stop by air will be Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan. The distribution of this food will help 1,000 children and 300 adults living in caves and small villages in the area of Bamyan province. Feeding The Nations has supplied and provided the needy in Afghanistan with 886,000 meals in 2011.
September 14, 2011 Update: 557,160 meals have now arrived in Afghanistan. We would like to thank our partners who made this happen: Feed My Starving Children, Impact Lives, the Lamia Afghan Foundation and the United States Air Force.
We serve a big God and He is more than enough to provide when we ask. When Feeding The Nations (FTN) was contacted by Lamia Afghan Foundation (LAF) about helping supply food in Afghanistan, FTN did not hesitate but wanted to cover every base. This was important to insure that our first shipment of 60,000 meals arrived safely and the food was distributed to the needy. What a great success it was! From the donation of food, to the transportation and the distribution in Afghanistan, in all areas of concern, there were no problems.
A thank you letter written by the Lamia Afghan Foundation, they asked FTN to consider sending more food before the harsh winter arrived. Since everything went so well in the first outreach, FTN decided to move forward and this time increase the total number of meals. Impact Lives did not hesitate and agreed to provide 285,000 rice/vegetable meals for Afghanistan. With the help of LAF founder Lt. Gen. USAF (Ret.) John Bradley, an application for the Denton program was submitted and approved very quickly. On August 1, the meals were delivered to the 27th Aerial Port Squadron located in Minneapolis, MN for airlift support to Afghanistan. This food will be sent to two different areas with 50% going to Kabul and 50% going to Shindad.