Thanks for the heads up, Vinny.
Are you able to remain in communication with them while they are gone? It would be great to have updates if possible. I know there's a thread on here somewhere about how the government was posting ads for bids from companies/contractors who could handle filling large orders of menu specific MREs and other companies that would be able to ship out to the areas you're mentioning. I'll see if I can locate the thread.
I believe this is the one I'm thinking of by burntheships:
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