MCC this April is sending some 177 metric
tons of canned meat to North Korea, a record amount. Last year, North Korea
received some 135 metric tons of MCC canned meat in a springtime shipment.
"Canning continues to grow, and the needs in North Korea are huge,"
said Paul Pereverzoff, MCC's material resources manager. April in North
Korea is usually a difficult time of year when food stores from the previous
year's harvest begin to be depleted.