In the wake of the terrorist attacks on September 11, the member companies of the Grocery Manufacturers of America (GMA) continue efforts to provide major financial contributions as well as truckloads of food, beverages and other essential needs for the victims of this tragedy. Given the needs of the victims, survivors and relief workers, the food, beverage and consumer products industry is in a unique position to provide the kind of help needed by the disaster relief organizations. Like most Americans and U.S. businesses, the industry felt an immediate impulse to do everything it could to help those in need.