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Emergency Preparedness

Although we hope and pray that it will never happen, an earthquake or other disaster could require Mercy to shelter in place for several days until help arrives. In order to make sure we are adequately prepared for such a situation, we need to require each student to provide their own emergency food supply. Students can bring in their own food supply bag to be stored here at school, or we are offering the option for the student’s FACTS account to be charged $30 for a food supply bag that Mercy provides.  

Student Bags are Due Friday, August 25th
Mercy Provided Bag Orders are due by Friday, August 11th

 

Student Emergency 3-Day Food Supply

Requirements/Information for Food Supply Bags:  

  • Every student will be required to have a 3-day emergency food supply on campus.  This is not an optional program

  • Each student will need to have at least 6,000 calories of food products, 2,000 calories/day for a 3-day supply of food)

  • The food supply must fit in one 1-gallon Ziploc bag 

  • Items need to be shelf-stable for 10 months with no refrigeration, cooking/heating, or water required for preparation

  • Avoid loading up on salty food items that can provoke thirst  

  • Mercy will provide water storage for all students - no water is required for the emergency food bags

Suggestions for Food Supply Bag (including Amazon Links)

 

Ordering a Mercy Created Food Supply Bag

Students and families have the option of ordering a Mercy-created emergency food supply bag. The cost of the bag is $30 and it will be billed through FACTS.  Students who order a bag will have their bags delivered to their advisory room and stored there.

Emergency Food Supply Order Form

Anticipated Contents of Mercy Food Supply Bag. (We will have a vegetarian bag option)

Food Item

Calories

Servings

Total Calories

Gatorade Whey Protein Bars

330

3

930

StarKist Tuna Lunch to Go

260

2

520

Clif Builder's Bar - Protein Bars

290

3

870

Jif Peanut Butter To-Go Cups

250

2

500

PROBAR - Meal Bar

390

3

1170

Quest Cookies

250

2

500

Belvita Breakfast Bars

230

3

690

Nature Valley Crunchy Granola Bars

200

2

400

Chewy Granola Bars

100

3

300

Goldfish Crackers

130

2

260

   

Total

6140 calories


If you have questions or concerns, please reach out to Jennifer Clifford, Assistant Head of School for Student Life at jclifford@fuehrungsstil.com.