The National Mobile Shower and Catering Association (NMSCA) has announced it is prepared to provide as many as one million from its mobile kitchen units as the coronavirus crisis worsens.
The NMSCA is a collection of over 30 companies that in times of crisis can provide up to one million meals per day, as well as other services like mobile showers and laundry units.
These will be available to both the public and emergency services and aid workers.
The body has also offered to take on sidelined foodservice workers on a temporary but paid basis.
Its mobile kitchen units can be deployed to any city in the US within 72 hours, and one unit can provide 10,000 hot meals or 20,000 cold ones in a day.
The NMSCA is the largest provider of these services in the world, its members bringing over 40 years of experience with government contracts during crisis.
It promises to maintain the highest standards of hygiene and quality wherever its units are deployed to.