Emergency Food Supplies

Keeping Food Safe During an Emergency

USDA. Food Safety and Inspection Service.

Find general guidelines and frequently asked questions about food safety in various emergency situations.

A Consumer's Guide to Food Safety: Severe Storms and Hurricanes (PDF | 2.04 MB)

USDA. Food Safety and Inspection Service.

Keep food safe to minimize the potential loss of food and reduce the risk of foodborne illness.

Food Safety Videos

USDA. Food Safety and Inspection Service.

View various video public service announcements, including "Food Safety During Power Outages."

The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.

Learn how, under TEFAP, commodity foods are made available to States and distributed by food banks, soup kitchens and food pantries that directly serve the public.

Food Safety Information for Hurricanes, Power Outages, & Floods

DHHS. FDA. Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.

Learn how to keep food safe after severe weather or power outages.

Keep Food and Water Safe after a Natural Disaster or Power Outage

DHHS. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Understand why food may not be safe to eat during and after an emergency and learn guidelines for safe drinking water. Also available in PDF|96 KB.