Pentagon: Supply Center Provides Thanksgiving Meals to Troops Overseas
News in Balance:
WASHINGTON, Nov. 26, 2008 -- U.S. troops serving in the Middle East will dine on a traditional Thanksgiving meal tomorrow, thanks to the efforts of Defense Supply Center Philadelphia employees.
The supply center has sent thousands of pounds of food – including more than 120,000 pounds of turkey and more than 170,000 pies -- to troops in Iraq, Afghanistan, Bahrain, Dubai and Djibouti.
The center has sent the following items overseas for tomorrow’s meal:
- Whole turkey: 121,108 pounds, worth $323,228.60;
- Turkey breast meat: 109,780 pounds, worth $437,991.49;
- Turkey thigh meat: 145,780 pounds, worth $361,852.66;
- Ham: 95,826 pounds, worth $263,199.92;
- Beef: 178,466 pounds, worth $1,139,970.37;
- Shrimp: 131,359 pounds, worth $1,712,960.70;
- Stuffing mix: 16,874 containers, worth $149,025.40;
- Potatoes: 14,308 containers, worth $64,181.47;
- Sweet potatoes, 56,104 cans, worth $137,584.15;
- Cranberry sauce, 10,994 cans, worth $74,683.30;
- Corn: 32,535 pounds, worth $155,874.42; and
- Assorted pies: 179,810 individual pies, worth $1,451,491.36.
(Report from a U.S. Defense Logistics Agency news release.)
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