Trailer with thousands of meals for homeless veterans found with most food gone

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LENEXA, Kan. (KAKE/AP) -

A trailer packed with thousands of meals for homeless veterans that was reported stolen earlier this week has been found. But most of the food is gone. 

KMBC reports a Kansas food bank loaded more than 12,000 meal packets in the trailer to deliver to the Kansas City VA Medical Center on November 21. Each packet makes eight meals, totaling about 97,000 meals.

The 5x8 interstate trailer was parked at the Friends In Service Of Heroes in Lenexa when it was stolen sometime between 8 p.m. Saturday and Monday morning. It was located Friday morning in Kansas City, Kansas.

Several groups have stepped up to give money for restocking what was taken. A company from Iowa is also bringing prepackaged meals.


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Lenexa police are investigating the theft of thousands of meals intended for homeless veterans.

KMBC reports a trailer containing meals packed by bank employees last week was stolen last week. The meals were intended for Friends In Service of Heroes, a veteran service organization.

The trailer carried 12,100 meal packets, with each packet making eight meals -- for a total of nearly 97,000 meals. The food was going to be delivered to the Kansas City VA Medical Center Nov. 21.

Police say the 5-by-8 interstate trailer was parked at the Friends In Service Of Heroes headquarters in Lenexa when it was stolen between 8 p.m. Saturday and Monday morning. The trailer has two bumper stickers with the FISH logo and Johnson County, Kansas, license plate 133 KMA.

  

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