FEMA Requests Information on the Availability of 140 Million Packets of Food, Blankets, and Body Bags
FEMA RFI on Food, Blankets, and Body Bags


The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) procures and stores pre-packaged commercial meals to support readiness capability for immediate distribution to disaster survivors routinely. The purpose of this Request for Information is to identify sources of supply for meals in support of disaster relief efforts based on a catastrophic disaster event within the New Madrid Fault System for a survivor population of 7M to be utilized for the sustainment of life during a 10-day period of operations. FEMA is considering the following specifications (14M meals per day):

- Serving Size 12 ounce (entree not to exceed 480 calorie count);
- Maximum calories 1200 and/or 1165 per meal;
- Protein parameters 29g-37g kit;
- Trans Fat 0;
- Saturated Fat 13 grams (9 calories per gram);
- Total Fat 47 grams (less than 10% calories);
- Maximum sodium 800-930 mg;

Requested Menus to include snacks (i.e. fruit mix, candy, chocolate/peanut butter squeezers, drink mix, condiments, and utensils). All meals/kits must have 36 months of remaining shelf life upon delivery. Packaging should be environmentally friendly.


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