September is Emergency Preparedness Month
Customer Service is here to help you place UNFI orders! PLAN, PREPARE & STOCK YOUR PANTRY September 1-30th
HOW TO ORDER
WHAT, WHEN, WHERE & HOW
Special ordering is a great way to save money and stock up in case of emergencies. Items can be purchased in bulk quantities or as a case. In most cases, it is cheaper to buy in bulk!
Ask a staff member at the Customer Services desk. We are happy to de-mystify the special order process and help you out!
During the month of September, the Co-op helps you prepare for emergencies and stock your pantry by offering no mark-ups on special orders from UNFI or when you special order storage containers from Glorybee.
What does this mean? Typically special orders are marked up 10% when you purchase under $100 of product. When you buy $100 - $400 worth of UNFI products, the mark up is +5%, and any purchases over $400 in one order there is no mark up. For the month of September we are offering zero mark-up for your Emergency Preparedness UNFI orders.
TO GET STARTED
The UNFI catalog is available at the Customer Service Desk in both hard copy and digital. You can also access the UNFI catalog online www.foodcoop.coop on the customer computer or at home. Order forms are located at the Customer Services desk - be sure to use the UNFI only order form.
Special ordering can be complex, but don’t worry, staff at the Customer Service desk are here to help you.
FOR UNFI SPECIAL ORDER & PICK UP
Place order: by 9pm Saturday Pick up on: Tuesday
Place order: by 9pm Monday Pick up on: Thursday
Place order: by 9pm Wednesday Pick up on: Saturday
HOW LONG WILL MY STORED FOOD STAY GOOD?
SIX MONTHS: Boxed Powdered Milk, Dried Fruit, Dried Crisp Crackers, Potatoes, Wheat
ONE YEAR: Canned Condensed Meat, Vegetable Soups, Canned Fruits, Fruit/Vegetable Juices, Ready To Eat Cereals, Uncooked Instant Cereal, Peanut Butter, Jelly, Hard Candy, Canned Nuts, Vegetable Oil, Soybeans, White Rice, Dried Pasta
FOREVER (IN PROPER CONTAINERS AND CONDITIONS): Baking Powder, Instant Coffee, Tea / Cocoa, Salt, Dried Corn, Non-Carbonated Drinks, Powdered Milk Stored In Nitrogen Packed Cans
Canned Food Alliance has good info on the shelf life of canned goods, how to store and tips on stocking your pantry.
1 gallon of water per person per day, for drinking and sanitation. 1/2 gallon per pet per day.
Check out FEMA’s PDF for more about emergency food and water: www.fema.gov/pdf/library/f&web.pdf