Our gleaning team is stay home today, our warehouse out of power, Auckland -Northshore bridge is closed. Our home delivery service is delay but we are communicating with local growers, to keep update what's on gleaning this week for you later today. So far we will keep community shops as scheduled, Thursday at Whangaparoa Community Recycling Centre and Friday at Gribblehirst Community Hub
Please stay home today and keep safe.
Here's some tips from our team for you all, if you're experiencing power outage, and don't be panic there're few things you can do this morning.
Power Outages: During and After
When the Power Goes Out . . .
Here are basic tips for keeping food safe:
Keep the refrigerator and freezer doors closed as much as possible to maintain the cold temperature.
The refrigerator will keep food cold for about 4 hours if it is unopened.
A full freezer will keep the temperature for approximately 48 hours (24 hours if it is half full) if the door remains closed.
Once Power is Restored . . .
Determine the safety of your food:
If an appliance thermometer was kept in the freezer, check the temperaturewhen the power comes back on. If the freezer thermometer reads 4° C or below, the food is safe and may be refrozen.
If a thermometer has not been kept in the freezer, check each package of food to determine its safety. You can’t rely on appearance or odor. If the food still contains ice crystals or is 4° C or below, it is safe to refreeze or cook.
If the power was out for no more than 4 hours, refrigerated food should be safe as long as the doors were kept closed. When the power comes back on, check the temperature in the refrigerator or of the food.
Discard any refrigerated perishable food (such as meat, poultry, seafood, milk, eggs, or leftovers) that has been at refrigerator temperatures above 4°C for 4 hours or more. Perishable foods with temperatures that are 4°C or below (measured with a food thermometer) should be safe, but should be cooked and consumed as soon as possible.
What to eat during power outage? What to eat first?
Eat food that perishable first, like avocados, bananas, and any fruits. Anything that in fridge that you can eat without cooking like toast, milk, yogurt, wraps, cheese etc.
If you have oat meal at home, you can make some overnight oatmeal cereal.
You can even make unbaked peanut butter cookies ball for everyone to enjoy, mix crunching cookies with peanuts butter, rolling up a ball, add some sprinkles 😋