The major wholesale retailer has rolled out three emergency kits – costing $1,000, $3,999.99 and $5,999.99.
The cheapest option has a one-year supply of food and is made up of nearly 100 1-gallon cans of wheat, rice, granola, apples, bananas, peaches, strawberries, potatoes, carrots, beans, onions, corn, beef, chicken, milk, sugar and salt. The cans have 6,200 servings of food and will last up to 25 years.
The more expensive kits provide food for larger families for one year – for groups of four and more.
Other retailers — including Walmart.com — have started to offer emergency kits, but for much a shorter duration like one day to a week and typically offer more portability. Wise Food’s five-day kit comes packed in a bag for easy transport.
Concrete numbers of how many people are purchasing these kits are not known yet, but with more stores offering this service it seems like the demand is increasing.
The emergency food and supplies are all available Costco members on the company’s website.
Source: New York Post