2020 was a year of many unexpected twists and turns. Hopefully we are able to move forward into 2021 having learned a few valuable lessons. One of these lessons may have led you to research MRE’s (Meals Ready to Eat). There are several benefits to distributing MRE’s to your organization. The two largest consumer groups for MRE’s are outdoor enthusiasts and people who like to ensure they are prepared for potential emergency situations. Even if your organization isn’t filled with individuals who frequently head out on extended hikes, there are still many benefits to MRE’s.
One benefit is the ease of use MRE’s provide. Each MRE entree meal is pre-cooked and ready-to-eat. While there are differences between civilian and military grade MRE’s, what doesn’t change is that they are ready to eat immediately. Not only can they be eaten cold or hot straight from their pouch without any cooking or preparation, but they are a complete nutritious meal in one package. Additionally, MRE’s are easy to transport. You do not need to worry about gathering all the necessary cooking supplies you might need in case of evacuation but you can instead simply grab a case of these and you’re set to go.
Another benefit is the extended shelf life of MRE products. This is a huge benefit to your organization because this is not a process or routine that needs to be updated on a regular basis. Instead you can distribute these and be confident that with their shelf-life of up to 4-6 years, you are covered for a while. It is important to check expiration dates but you will not need to set up a monthly distribution program due to the extended nature of their shelf life.
Emergency preparedness is another benefit to distributing MRE’s to your organization. MRE’s can prove to be invaluable in case of a variety of emergencies, including extended power outages, severe weather, pandemics and a wide range of other unexpected emergencies. It can be difficult to prepare for every type of possible emergency, but one thing they all have in common is that you will need food during these emergencies. So MRE’s are a way to distribute just one product that is useful in a variety of emergencies.
As you can see, there are several benefits to distributing MRE’s to your organization. From the ease of use, to the extended shelf life and emergency preparedness there are a number of benefits from MRE’s.