The boxes of ready-to-eat meals, including beef teriyaki and meatloaf with gravy, were sent by truck to Jacksonville, Fla., and will make their way to Haiti in the coming weeks.
A deadly earthquake struck Haiti this month and left tens of thousands of people homeless and in need of aid. This was the depot’s second shipment of relief to the devastated nation.
The first shipment included more than 35,000 bottles of water and more than 20,000 heat-and-serve meals. Tracy is the only depot in the country that produces and ships the group meals, such as pasta and sausage. The supplies were sent first to Williamsburg, Va., and Jacksonville, Fla., and then on to Haiti.
The depot ships materials for U.S. armed forces, primarily those in the Pacific and western U.S. The Tracy-based depot, which has centers in both Tracy and Lathrop, is one of 25 Defense Logistics Agency distribution facilities around the world.
The depot has no plans to ship other goods to Haiti, but it remains on standby, said depot spokeswoman Annette Silva.