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Disaster Food and Nutrition Services. Presented by: North Carolina Division of Social Services 2009. Definition Of A Disaster. The occurrence of a storm, hurricane, fire, flood, pandemic or other catastrophe in which:

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Disaster Food and

Nutrition Services

Presented by:

North Carolina Division of Social Services

2009

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Definition Of A Disaster

The occurrence of a

storm, hurricane, fire, flood, pandemic

or other catastrophe in which:

The Regular Food and Nutrition Services is unable to respond to food needs and/or

 The commercial channel of food distribution is disrupted.

pandemic
Pandemic
  • Social Distancing
  • Operation of DFNS Program during Pandemic conditions
  • Planning
  • www.pandemicFlu.gov
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KNOW YOUR FEEDING OPTIONS

Mass Feeding Sites

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Distribution of Commodities

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Disaster Food and Nutrition Services Program

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EVALUATION OF OPTIONS

  • Has commercial food distribution been affected by the disaster?
  • Will the ongoing Food and Nutrition Services Program meet the need?
  • Are retail food stores operational?
  • Will households be able to use an EBT card?
prior to a disaster
PRIOR TO A DISASTER

Review Your Local Disaster Plan

1. ALTERNATE SITE LOCATIONS

  • Keep in mind the needs of your agency and staff.
  • How many alternate sites do you have in your plan and who is the contact person for each site?
  • Consider computer connections, sufficient parking, telephones, bathroom facilities, office supplies and other needs.
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PRIOR TO A DISASTER

Review Your Local Disaster Plan

2. COUNTY STAFFING

  • Policy and EBT issues contact persons
  • Shelter operations
  • Division of staff (teams, expertise, duties, etc.)
  • Adequate staff for large numbers of applicants
  • Identify Bi-lingual staff
  • Staff applications
  • Volunteers
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PRIOR TO A DISASTER

Review Your Local Disaster Plan

3. TRAINING

  • Disaster Food and Nutrition Services Policy
  • Fraud Prevention and Program Integrity
  • Public Relations
  • Personnel Matters
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PRIOR TO A DISASTER

Review Your Local Disaster Plan

4. CROWD CONTROL

  • Utilize DSS staff
  • DSS Security Officers
  • Law Enforcement Officers
  • Special accommodations for the elderly, persons with disabilities, and sick
prior to a disaster4
PRIOR TO A DISASTER

Review Your Local Disaster Plan

5. MEDIA RELEASES

  • Media Releases by State and County
  • Use facts from State Office and County Emergency Management
  • Include Who, What , When and Where for disaster recovery
  • Pre-Storm Press Release
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PRIOR TO A DISASTER

Review Informational Websites

N.C. Department of Health and Human Services

http://www.ncdhhs.gov/docs/hurricane.htm

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N.C. Department of Crime Control and Public Safety

www.readync.org

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Food and Nutrition Services Disaster Manual

http://info.dhhs.state.nc.us/olm/manuals/dss/ei-70/man/

prior to a disaster5
PRIOR TO A DISASTER

Develop a Plan “B”

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Disaster

Food and Nutrition Services Application Review

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