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The Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley is pitching in to help those affected by the devastating tornado that swept through Moore, Okla. last week.
The food bank loaded Nabisco Snack Mix and energy drinks totaling 18,000 pounds into a truck on Tuesday to take to the area. They snacks were recently donated from Nabisco.
“We’ve been asked as a network of Feeding America’s Network to find some products that we have in our stock that’s ready to eat and easy to consume,” said Second Harvest Executive Director Michael Iberis.
Iberis said food banks make extra efforts to help its counterparts during emergencies. The snacks are headed to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma.
“The people in Moore, right now, they need it,” Iberis said. “It’s the right thing to do. And we can count on the fact that they’re going to help us if we have need help in the Feeding America Network.”
Second Harvest Warehouse Manager William Lusk said he loaded the snacks by himself. He said the last time they shipped out this many supplies was after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.
“I know we make a difference,” Lusk said. “That’s why we’re here.”