Final Mile Logistics Helps Launch Operation Homefront Annual Holiday Meals
for Military Program
Program will provide 5,200 meals to military families at 17 locations across
ATLANTA -- November 27, 2012
Final Mile Logistics, Inc. is pleased to be a sponsor of Operation Homefront,
the national non-profit dedicated to providing emergency financial aid and
other assistance to the families of our nation's military. Operation Homefront
is launching its fourth annual Holiday Meals for Military Program.
The Holiday Meals for Military Program began over Thanksgiving 2009 as a
result of a chance encounter in a supermarket in Utica, N.Y., near Ft. Drum. A
soldier, his wife, and infant had a handful of grocery items they could not
afford, so a Beam Inc. employee picked up the cost for the groceries. Since
that time, the program has grown from initially providing 500 meal kits to
military families in 2009 to providing 5,200 this holiday season.
The 5,200 meal kits, which include all the grocery items necessary for a full
holiday meal, will be distributed to lower and mid-grade ranking military
families at seventeen bases nationwide this December. Participating military
bases include: Camp Pendleton, Calif.; Fort Benning, Ga.; Fort Campbell, Ky.;
Fort Carson, Colo.; Fort Drum, N.Y.; Fort Hood, Texas; Fort Knox, Ky.; Great
Lakes Naval Base, Ill.; and MacDill Air Force Base, Fla. See below for a full
list of dates and bases.
"Military families are not only dealing with the effects of war, but also the
current economic difficulties," said Jim Knotts, President and CEO of
Operation Homefront. "So often these families are split up during the holiday
season from deployments. This year, we are helping them to bring the
celebration home, and show that we are thankful for the sacrifices that they
have made for our country."
Distributing these meals is an important undertaking that will be carried out
in military communities and at local Operation Homefront Field Offices across
the country. For more information on how to volunteer or donate, please go to
In addition to Final Mile Logistics, Inc., sponsors for the program include
Beam Inc., Walmart, Dole, Chinet, Cargill, Southern Wine & Spirits, Mrs.
Smith's, Nestle Water, Ocean Spray and Campfire Marshmallows.
About Operation Homefront: A national nonprofit, Operation Homefront leads
more than 4,500 volunteers with nationwide presence, and has met more than
590,000 needs of military families since its inception in 2002. A four-star
rated charity by watchdog Charity Navigator, nationally, 94 percent of total
revenue donated to Operation Homefront goes directly to assist service
members. For more information, go to www.OperationHomefront.net. Or contact:
John Smith, PR & Marketing Director, 210-381-7110,
Aaron Taylor, PR Manager, 202-744-1326, Aaron.Taylor@OperationHomefront.net
Doug Whitfield, Marketing Director, 206-641-6678,
Dates of Holiday Meals for Military Program Events: 7-Dec Camp Pendleton, CA:
8-Dec Fort Carson, CO; 8-Dec South Bend, IN; 8-Dec Fort Bragg, NC; 10-Dec Fort
Hood, TX; 11-Dec Fort Drum, NY; 11-Dec Great Lakes Naval, IL; 12-Dec Fort
Campbell, KY; 13-Dec Fort Knox, KY; 13-Dec MacDill, AFB, FL; 14-Dec Fort
Benning, GA; 14-Dec Honolulu, HI; 14-Dec Portland, OR; 15-Dec Wright
Patterson, OH; 15-Dec Camp Lejeune, NC; 15-Dec Fort Leonard Wood, MO; 19-Dec
Fort Sill, OK
For Final Mile Logistics, Inc.
Doug Whitfield, 206-641-6678
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