In an effort to provide support to ongoing disaster relief efforts in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Jacksonville, Fla.-based sub chain Firehouse Subs donated 87,000 pounds of rice and beans as well as 500 empty 5-gallon pickle buckets for use during cleanup efforts. The food donation, made in conjunction with Hope for Haiti, provided nearly 500,000 meals in February.

Firehouse Subs co-founder Robin Sorensen visits with kids in Port-au-Prince

Firehouse Subs co-founder Robin Sorensen traveled to Haiti in early March to help with relief efforts along with his business partner and CFO Stephen Joost; his father, retired fire captain Robert Sorensen; and Eric Sorensen, son of Firehouse Subs co-founder Chris Sorensen.

(from l to r) Firehouse Subs co-founder Robin Sorensen, Captain Rob Sorensen, CFO Stephen Joost (back) and Eric Sorensen

Hope for Haiti, which shipped and distributed the food on behalf of Firehouse Subs, has been working in Haiti since 1990 to provide emergency disaster relief and work to improve education, nutrition and healthcare for the poorest country in the western hemisphere. For more information, visit