3-days Supply of Emergency Food for School/Daycare

Posted on: Fri, 02/23/2007 - 2:09am
BBCBMom's picture
Joined: 01/16/2007 - 09:00

Both my PA boys are at daycare and I just started provide their food. I need to bring in emergency back-up food in case of a disaster. Assuming that there isn't any power can you let me know what you have in your three day supply for your child? Where do they keep the supply at school? What instructions do you give around this food . . . only for disasters? Also, I would assume I need to keep a list of the items and their expiration dates so I can replenish throughout the school year when these items expire. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Posted on: Fri, 02/23/2007 - 2:26am
Corvallis Mom's picture
Joined: 05/22/2001 - 09:00

We have a disaster kit at home which contains shelf-stable foods. Some of the things we keep around:
freeze-dried or dehydrated fruit
bottled water and juice
Canned fruit, veg-all, black beans, and a [i]can opener.[/i] (Very important, that.)
We figure it might not be "pleasant" but we could feed DD for a week or two without reliance on Red Cross meals.

Posted on: Sun, 02/25/2007 - 2:39pm
Pez's picture
Joined: 12/12/2006 - 09:00

My son's school just sent home a note on Friday asking for a 3-day supply of food for their emergency kit for my peanut-allergic son. They actually asked for protein bars (which they have for all non-allergic children).
I will order from either [url="http://www.nonuttin.com/"]http://www.nonuttin.com/[/url] or [url="http://www.allerenergy.com/"]http://www.allerenergy.com/[/url] as well as sending in some of those little pouches of tuna that you can buy (although they really did only ask for the bars).
Oh, and they want more medication (besides the epi pen in the class, in the health room and in my son's backpack)! I need to gather it all together and send it in ASAP.

Posted on: Mon, 02/26/2007 - 1:09am
NicoleinNH's picture
Joined: 06/21/2003 - 09:00

[This message has been edited by NicoleinNH (edited June 09, 2007).]

Posted on: Thu, 03/01/2007 - 7:08am
Pez's picture
Joined: 12/12/2006 - 09:00

I do not know the type of bars that are being stored for other students. I am sure they have a "contains" peanuts warning on them. Our school is not peanut-free nor are the classrooms.
My son's bars will be stored in a doubl-plastic ziploc bag along with an epi-pen and Benadryl (and appropriate dr. letter).
There are at least 7 PA kids at the school (maybe more). I have raised enough of a stink over the past two years that I know they will do what they have to do to keep my son safe while eating those bars.
I plan to be on the PTSA safety committee next year to look into making sure that the protein bars for the rest of the school are not peanut butter bars!
ds, 8, peanuts and eggs
ds, 6, no food allergies
ds, 3, milk, walnuts, pecans, brazil nuts

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