Disasters and Emergencies
- Disasters and
- Radiological Emergencies
- Drinking Water Safety in Emergencies
- Food Supply Safety & Security
- Mass Feeding
- Emergency Contacts
- Climate and Health
- Emergency Preparedness, Response and Recovery
- Food Safety in Emergencies
- Natural Disasters and Severe Weather
- Radiation Control
Environmental Health Division
Mass Feeding for Emergency Operations
- Mass Feeding for Emergency Operations (PDF)
The ideal site for a mass feeding operation is a licensed food establishment. Any site used must have suitable and adequate food service equipment. Satisfactory sites might include a school lunchroom, a church, or a club facility where large meals are regularly prepared and served. The site should include adequate refrigeration equipment, large ranges, sufficient work surfaces, adequate dishwashing areas, and handwashing facilities for staff and guests. This fact sheet provides information about operating a mass feeding site.
Resource for shelters
The CDC Environmental Health Shelter Assessment Tool will help environmental health practitioners in conducting a rapid assessment of shelter conditions during emergencies and disasters.
For more information, contact your MDH district office.