Dining In a Disaster


Look in your cupboard or pantry. Do you have enough non-perishable food items to last you if a disaster were to strike?

That was part of the competition yesterday at Walmart on Great Northern Road where four teams were left with unknown food items and prepare a meal and desert in 30 minutes without the use of electricity and running water.

The second annual Disaster Dining Challenge from the Canadian Red Cross in association with Walmart demonstrates what you would likely prepare for meals for yourself and your family if faced with disaster conditions.

The four teams, Sault Search and Rescue, Sault Walmart, SSM Paramedics and The Red Cross had to come up with two dishes , and be judged on taste and presentation.

So how did the teams make out? one thing for sure, they were all very creative.

Just ask the judges, Lou Turco Ward 4 councillor, Pat Mick Ward 3 councillor, Rocco Celetti, Sault Fire Services fire prevention officer, Lauren Perry, Sault Ste. Marie community emergency management coordinator and Roger Lord, from the office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management.

Only one team can win, who was it and what did they make? Watch the video for more.

By the way, Walmart is kicking off their fundraising campaign August 7th to 29th in support of the local Red Cross Disaster Relief program.

Thursday’s event took place just before a Walmart fundraising campaign (August 7 to 29) to support Red Cross disaster relief operations.