Have You Heard of Team Rubicon?

Have you heard of Team Rubicon, a group that provides disaster relief? Here’s a letter we received yesterday:

I just wanted to let you know that we love your product. We were on the ground in Tacloban, Philippines, 4 days after the storm hit doing relief work and setting up operations for our teams out there. Conditions that first week were challenging and extreme. We never complained, and your instant (just add water) pouches of food sure helped.

We ate the awesome Outrageous Outback Oatmeal in the mornings and fought over the Shepherd’s Pie in the evening. We didn’t have the luxury of taking a lot of them, but when the 15 of us were able to sit down to eat them, it was all smiles.

I have some photos of us enjoying it, if you’d like them. We’d love to stay in touch and take them with us on our next deployment. We’re exploring the possibility of heading back there in the coming weeks.


Kirk Jackson



What’s Team Rubicon?

“The story of Team Rubicon was written by a team of eight who travelled to Haiti to provide aid immediately after the 2010 earthquake. Today, that story is continued through the service of over 8,000 strong. The phrase “burn the boat” refers to the general, who upon landing on the enemy’s shore, orders his men to burn the boats so that there is no path other than forward toward victory. From Joplin to Burma to Rockaway Beach, we’ve crossed the Rubicon. Now, we burn the boat.”

Find out how you can support or join the team at http://www.teamrubiconusa.org.

And take a minute to watch their awesome video. Just AWESOME!

  1. Winnie Nielsen says:

    Awesome! What an endorsement of your products as well. At a time like they were in, a delicious , hot , organic meal was so perfect. Mary Jane to the rescue!!

  2. Karlyne says:

    You have a great team – they have a great team!

  3. Chris says:

    Found this post while looking for that awesome oatmeal. I couldn’t exactly remember what it was, but it really hit the spot (that’s me in the top photo). Looks like I’m on the right track to buy a few for the next time we head out – either camping or on a response!


    • MaryJane says:

      So very pleased to finally, well sorta, meet you Chris. Properly. I must confess, we’ve been turning your photo into a food label so you’ve been on our radar (computer screens) and lying around here and there on our desks for quite some time. Keep in mind that “we’re” a room full of women and you’ve taken on the status of George Clooney in our design studio. If you didn’t find what you were looking for over on our product/shop area, let me know, “we’d” be glad to help you. No doubt:)

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