The first plane filled with supplies for Hurricane Sandy victims in Cuba will take off on Monday from Miami, the Archdiocese of Miami announced.
Before slamming the Northeast, the hurricane battered Santiago de Cuba in the southeastern section of the island, leaving many homeless.
At a 9 a.m. Monday at Miami International Airport, Archbishop Thomas Wenski will give the flight an official send-off.
In attendance will be Raul Dube, owner of Miami Air Cargo, who donated the plane that will carry 9, 000 pounds of food supplies, including powdered cans of Parmalat milk, rice, beans and Vienna sausage.
In Cuba, the plane will be greeted by members of Caritas Cuba and the Daughters of Charity who will oversee the transportation and distribution of the food to the needy areas.