Frequently Asked Questions

Emergencies & Food Security Services

Should I buy emergency food for my employees? 

Disasters and emergencies, like accidents, are not planned. However, businesses and organizations can increase the probability of reducing damage to their business by anticipating and planning for the most likely types of emergencies in their geography.

 

Secure Foods is part of your business continuity strategy by supplying a sufficient quantity of shelf-stable and nutritious foods so that the entire workforce has a full amount of calories to keep going strong.

By providing food, you are helping your workforce think clearly and act responsibly. You can better keep a workforce free from making errors and other accidents.

The bottom line is this: When people are under stress and underfed, they don’t perform well. 

 

Once the emergency happens, it is too late. Trucks don’t deliver in emergencies, and resources get tight. Be prepared so that when disaster strikes, your workforce is ready. 

What is the average cost per day per person for emergency food?

The Secure Foods 30-day supply of food, which offers over 2250+ calories per day, is about $6.95. This is far less expensive than a typical household's food costs.

How long should my business prepare for an emergency?

This depends on multiple factors: your geography, the history of disasters that are likely to repeat in your area and the duration of the emergency you anticipate, and if you want to bring peace of mind to your workforce from disaster through recovery.

 

For example, from lessons learned during Hurricane Katrina, the Secure Foods 72-Hour kit followed by the 30 Days Emergency Food Kit to hand out for evacuation of the city would have helped keep thousands out of FEMA camps, better fed, more likely to return to work and be stronger, more capable and able to help organizations rebuild.

What is the best way to learn more about Secure Foods' emergency food products?

The most comprehensive information we have developed on the subject of emergency food and nutrition is, of course, EMERGENCY FOOD PREP AND NUTRITION: What You Should Know. We wrote this as a primer to inspire thinking about food during emergencies, drawing upon lessons from the Great Depression and other historical ways human beings dealt with food and preservation before the industrial revolution.

How do I get food during an emergency?

This is very difficult as trucking companies don’t deliver in emergencies and into areas experiencing them. Please plan ahead so that we can serve you during peaceful times.

The Food

What kind of food is included?

How do you prepare the meals?

How long will the food last in storage?

How is it packaged, and how should it be stored?

Ordering & Shipping

How do I order?

How and when will the food be shipped?

What is the return policy?

About Secure Foods

What is Secure Foods?

Who is it for, and what problem does it solve?

What sets Secure Foods apart from the competition?

While emergency managers, first responders, and others have been buying MREs (meals ready to eat) for years, ALL of our competitors rely primarily on carbohydrates to boost the meal calories. 

 

These carbs, once consumed, turn to sugar. In the short term, within a couple of days, the effects of this process are energy spikes and crashes and digestion and elimination issues. 

 

However, Secure Foods focuses on fiber and protein in our MREs. Thus, workers’ sugar intake is regulated by fiber to slow down its absorption. This results in maintained energy and muscle mass for those vital workers relying on these MREs. 

 

Current market alternatives provide a short boost followed by a crash and loss of muscle mass - not ideal for maintaining peak performance for mentally and physically taxing work. 

Who are the founders?

What experience do they have?

Is the business certified as woman-owned or minority-owned?