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The following resources can help ensure you're prepared for the worst. If you have questions about disaster preparedness, please contact Terry Garner, Member Services Director, at terry@cafoodbanks.org.

 

Sample Disaster Plans

When disaster strikes, CAFB's member food banks maintain the vital flow of food into California's communities.  The first step in being disaster ready is developing a plan of action. Below are plans that CAFB has developed for itself and for the Farm to Family program.
 

 

CAFB Emergency Operations Plan (EOP)

The Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) is the base plan that identifies the organization’s role in a disaster and how essential functions are carried out.

 

CAFB Farm to Family Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP)

The Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) is the plan to restore essential and critical business functions following a disaster event.

Continuity of Operations Plan  

Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) Annotated Outline

The Continuity of Operations (COOP) Plan focuses on resuming food bank operations following a disaster.  This outline provides a detailed guide to creating a COOP Plan.

Emergency Operations Plan  

Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) Annotated Outline

Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) Annotated Outline provides framework to create an effective plan for a food bank.

Hierarchy and Planning  

CAFB Hierarchy and Planning Elements

The CAFB Hierarchy and Planning Elements guide shows the different stages of planning for disaster within an food bank.  Each tier outlines activities designed to improve a food bank’s disaster capacity and build resiliency.  

 

Templates

CAFB and its disaster consultants developed these templates as guidance for food banks as they begin gathering the data and key information they need to develop a disaster plan.
 

Food Bank Self Assessment  

Food Bank Self-Assessment Graphic Organizer

This color-coded graphic tool provides a quick way to assess organizational preparedness within the key areas of disaster planning

 

Incident Command Structure (ICS) Template

The Incident Command Structure (ICS) is a tool to help you organize the staff who will manage your organization’s disaster response. Having an ICS in place allows your staff to more successfully integrate with government emergency response organizations in the event of a disaster.

 

Alert and Notification Template

In the event of an emergency, staff alerts and notification of activation must be sent out using any method of communication available, including landline phones, cell phones, texting, and email.  Having an Emergency Phone Tree in place can make sure your staff can contact each other.

 
 

Mutual Assistance Agreement Template

Mutual assistance agreements are agreements between agencies, organizations, and jurisdictions that provide a mechanism to quickly obtain emergency assistance in the form of personnel, equipment, materials, food, and other associated services prior to, during, and after a disaster.

 

MOU for Alternate Facilities Template

The Memorandum  of Understanding (MOU) for Alternate Facilities serves to document understandings between food banks regarding the use of their facility as an Alternate Site where a food bank can relocate necessary staff and equipment if their primary location is not operable in the event of a disaster.