Document Type

Capstone Project

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Health, Human Services and Public Policy


This project will be an emergency preparedness manual to assist the Second Harvest Food Bank in preparing for disaster. By interviewing key individuals of the Food Bank, I will determine the baseline knowledge of these individuals. Through research, a literature review, and contacting local agencies I was able to determine the benefits of disaster preparedness as well as what worked in previous disasters including the Loma Prieta Earthquake of 1989. This emergency preparedness manual empowers Second Harvest staff to better prepare themselves and their network of relief agencies. Furthermore disaster mitigation strategies demonstrates disaster preparedness as a priority to better serve the needs of the community.


Capstone Project (B.A.) Health, Human Services, and Public Policy Department

Downloaded file includes emergency response manual and organizational chart.