Salt Lake City, Utah (PRWEB) June 05, 2013
eFoodsDirect, a Utah-based company specializing in the manufacturing and distribution of emergency food announced today an overwhelming response to their plan of getting food to the victims of the devastating tornadoes that have wrecked havoc across Oklahoma and the Midwest this past two weeks.
On May 20, 2013, a massive tornado (rated EF-5) cut a swath over 1 mile wide through the city of Moore, Oklahoma just south of Oklahoma City. The path of the tornado was 17 miles long and passed directly over neighborhoods, hospitals, and two elementary schools. It is estimated over 33,000 individuals were impacted including 24 who lost their lives. More deadly tornadoes struck in and around Oklahoma City on Friday June 1, 2013 and 18 more deaths have been reported. ("Death toll reaches 18 in Oklahoma Tornadoes, Storms", June 3, 2013, Reuters http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/06/04/us-usa-tornadoes-idUSBRE94T10N20130604)
eFoodsDirect wanted to help those impacted by the tornadoes so they reached out to their email list over the weekend and provided a plan whereby people could send a supply of long-term storable and emergency food to the tornado victims. As a result, more than 14,000 servings of food have been donated to the Oklahoma Regional Food Bank and donations continue to pour in.
At efoodsdirect.com, those wanting to donate can order and send a 7-Day Emergency Food Supply for $25.00, which normally sells for $59.95 and includes 37 servings of delicious and nutritious shelf-stable food. The remaining cost of the food supply plus shipping fees is subsidized by eFoodsDirect. This way, eFoodsDirect can make the donation more affordable for those that want to help, thereby increasing the number of food supplies which will be distributed to the victims hit hardest by these tornadoes.
“Having been in the emergency preparedness industry for over 30 years, we are keenly aware of the life-changing effect these massive natural disasters have on individuals and families,” said Steve Shenk, co-founder of eFoodsDirect, “and we had to find a way for everyone to help. The response has been overwhelming.”
eFoodsDirect is working around the clock to get these supplies shipped to Oklahoma as fast as possible. The shipment of 7-Day Emergency Food Supplies (ordered over the weekend) will be shipped to the Oklahoma Food Bank today.
The initial donation effort focused on eFoodsDirect’s email list. In only 2 days, hundreds have stepped up and donated thousands of meals. Some people have even purchased multiple supplies – more than one customer ordered and donated 20 of the emergency food supplies.
Now, eFoodsDirect is excited to open up this donation opportunity to anyone interested in helping those in need. Simply go to efoodsdirect.com/OK and follow the steps to order the Oklahoma Disaster Relief 1-Week Food Supply. The Oklahoma Food Bank has assured eFoodsDirect that 100% of the food donated will go to those that were hit hardest by the recent tornadoes.
eFoodsDirect greatly appreciates anyone that would like to join them in this effort.
Visit: efoodsdirect.com/OK or call 800-876-0871
For media inquires contact; info(at)efoodsdirect(dot)com and write “OK Donation” in the subject line.
Founded by nationally known food security experts Steve Shenk and Barbara Rossberg, each with over thirty years of food experience, the company's goal is to help all American families have delicious, affordable, healthy, storable food for an emergency, or anytime. For more information about eFoodsDirect, visit us at: http://www.efoodsdirect.com