FFL Catering and Disaster Relief VehicleFood for Life Global proposes to establish a mobile catering service that will not only serve to promote the many benefits of a plant-based diet, but will also provide a modern facility for large scale and efficient distribution of food to victims of disaster in the US, whenever the need arises.
Figures show the number of people annually affected by natural disasters in the world grew by a factor of 25 during the decade 1992 to 2001 (Christian Aid, 2003). The reasons for the increase in natural disasters are well documented, with global warming, and the El Nino/La Nina inversion phenomena being cited by many climatologists as primary reasons. It is widely believed that sea levels are set to rise globally at an increasing rate, and this will inevitably result in additional flooding of low-lying cities like New Orleans.
At any one time, some natural disaster has just struck or is about to strike somewhere in the world, taking a toll of human lives and material losses. Extreme natural events like floods, earthquakes, and droughts have always been part of the natural cycle; virtually all parts of the world are exposed to them. What makes the event a disaster is its impact on vulnerable structures like buildings and infrastructures. Thus, natural disasters are human, social and economic disasters. Over the years, Food for Life Global has responded to most major disasters in the world (documented on the Emergency Relief page). However, our efforts have always been hindered by not having our own mobile facilities.
The new Food for Life Catering service will facilitate this work when the need the arises while also fulfilling the role of raising awareness and funds for this important emergency work by operating as a catering service throughout the year.
Geographic ReachThe intitial service area for the trucks will focus in the US, beginning with the East coast of the United States. This pilot project will expand across the US and then to Europe.Features of the Mobile Kitchen Truck
- Length: 22 feet
- Fully stainless steel kitchen
- Convection oven
- Hot water system
- Walk-in cooler
- Open out serving bay
- Storage units
- Solar panels on roof
- Sound System
- Pop-up Nutrition Education Tent