Disaster Foodie Contest – Canadian Red Cross

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I was contacted by the Canadian Red Cross this week and told about a fun little food contest. So I figured I’d pass it along, as I really can’t wait to see what people come up with. I should note, the contest deadline is May 7th, so you don’t have much time.

Disaster Foodie Contest

Disaster Food, if you are Chef Gordon Ramsay, you might describe it as an overcooked piece of salmon or burned roasted potatoes. But when Canadian Red Cross talks about Disaster Food, we’re talking about keeping you and your family going in the midst of catastrophe.Do you have the skills, dedication and items needed to make a great meal, even in a disaster? May 2-7, is National Emergency Preparedness Week. To get the word out, the Canadian Red Cross’ Alberta branch is hosting the Disaster Foodie Contest!


In order to create the most realistic disaster conditions, the winning recipe:

  • Must be made using only non-perishable food items.
  • The recipe must be able to be prepared without using any electrical appliances (unless they are battery or crank powered). That means no fridges, no stoves, and no ovens.


  • An official Red Cross Emergency Kit.
  • The winner’s name and the winning recipe will be published on our website.
  • A video of the winning recipe will be will be created.
  • The glory of telling your friends you could be a foodie, even in a disaster.


  • Taste
  • Ease of preparation*

To Enter:

  • Email your name, email address and best recipe to tracie.moore@redcross.ca
  • Be sure to include a picture of the finished product if you have one.

*The use of a perishable food item or of an electrical appliance will automatically disqualify the recipe.

Follow the Contest: Twitter hashtag #crcepw (stands for Canadian Red Cross Emergency Preparedness Week).

The Red Cross recommends that you keep a disaster preparedness kit in your home with enough supplies to meet your family’s needs for at least 72 hours. Not sure what to put in your emergency kit? Learn more http://bit.ly/redcrosskit