Schnucks, St. Louis Co. Health Department Team for Emergency Preparedness

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Schnucks, St. Louis Co. Health Department Team for Emergency Preparedness

ST. LOUIS - One year the St. Louis region was battered by two separate summer storms, Schnuck Markets Inc. and the Saint Louis County Department of Health here have teamed up to help jump start family preparedness planning.

Health Department officials will give away several family emergency kits in a series of four-hour, in-store events in select stores now through Aug. 30. Health department employees will base their face-to-face presentations on Missouri's "Ready in Three" emergency preparedness program, which features a pamphlet created by Missouri's Department of Health and Senior Services that offers three steps to emergency response: Create a Plan, Prepare a Kit and Listen for Information.

"Our partnership with the Health Department is a complement to the planning that is underway at Schnucks," said Dianna Pasley, Schnucks' director of food safety. "We are planning ahead and running various scenarios for ourselves to help ensure that, in the event of a disaster, we can continue serving our customers and the community."

Giveaways at the in-store events will include educational materials on how to stop the spread of germs, and plan for emergencies including widespread disasters or pandemics; and a list of supplies needed in the event of an emergency. Along with brochures and personalized disaster preparedness training, at each Schnucks location, several families will win a 4-person, 3-day emergency kit on wheels.

Schnuck Markets, Inc. operates 101 stores (including five Logli stores) and 98 pharmacies in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Iowa, Tennessee, and Mississippi.