TITLE

Surviving Katrina--and getting back on track

PUB. DATE
November 2005
SOURCE
FoodService Director;11/15/2005, Vol. 18 Issue 11, p20
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article focuses on the standard policy and procedures adopted by the Orleans Parish Criminal Sheriff's Office in New Orleans, Louisiana, that enabled it to feed and shelter its inmates as well as New Orleans citizens affected by hurricane Katrina. The standard procedure for emergency preparedness of Captain Mary Goodwin, dietitian and warehouse director for the nine-jail facility, includes provisions to allow the facility to be self-sufficient for a minimum of 72 hours, the time it would conceivably take for help to arrive and her warehouse can hold a 10 to 14 day food supply. Goodwin also had 1,300 meals, ready to eat on hand divided between two locations, separated not only to thwart pilferage but also in case one site was destroyed, half the supply would be saved. Because of the flooding, the food service staff could not get to one of the locations, but they did have access to Goodwin's stash of batteries, hand held two-way radios, blankets, sheets and mattresses for the 1,000 to 2,000 staff and family members, plus large quantities of canned tuna fish, sliced meat, ensure for seniors, baby formula, a couple of hundred loaves of bread and 14,000 bags of potato chips.
ACCESSION #
19073884

 

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