Versatile Packagers of Tampa Aids Victims of Hurricane Sandy by Providing Meal Kit Services for the Northeast

Nov 27, 2012, 09:20 ET from Versatile Packagers

TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Versatile Packagers of Tampa assembled and managed the logistics of 31,000 meal kits in the month of November for northeast victims of Hurricane Sandy.

Rick Shave, CEO, Versatile Packagers, explains, "We literally took the call from a disaster relief organization on Friday, November 2 and were up and running by Monday, with two separate shifts of production lines to get the kits sent north as quickly as possible."

Contract packaging company Versatile Packagers has a food handling permit from the Department of Agriculture and the Company is known for its quick response and ability to efficiently and effectively perform hand assembly services. When a disaster relief organization needed help establishing several thousand food kits, they called Versatile Packagers in addition to a few other select packagers.

Each meal kit consisted of three separate meals for a total of 21 food items. Foods included cereal, milk, fruit, tuna salad, bread, chips, chili, pasta, pudding and more. Versatile Packagers managed all logistics of the project; receiving all raw materials, staging them, setting up production lines for staff, and loading outbound trucks.

"We were just happy to help at a time when people were in such need," said Bob Vande Weghe, President, Versatile Packagers. "People are still in need, and are still struggling. We encourage anyone to play their part through donating, volunteering, or getting their company involved through the various services it can provide."

The kits were distributed to affected individuals and businesses in counties of Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, and Rhode Island. For more information on Versatile Packagers, call 1.800.258.8308.

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Since 1991, Versatile Packagers has provided a wide array of unsurpassed contract packaging solutions. Versatile Packagers also utilizes its warehouse space for product storage, fulfillment and distribution. With their state of the art warehouse management and order processing system, they enable their customers to manage their inventory effectively and efficiently.

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