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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:

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


KNOW YOUR FEEDING OPTIONS

Mass Feeding Sites

*

Distribution of Commodities

*

Disaster Food and Nutrition Services Program


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.


Prior to a disaster1
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


Prior to a disaster2
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


Prior to a disaster3
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


PRIOR TO A DISASTER

Review Informational Websites

N.C. Department of Health and Human Services

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

***

N.C. Department of Crime Control and Public Safety

www.readync.org

***

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”


Disaster

Food and Nutrition Services Application Review


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