Alaska cancels plan for emergency food stockpile


Alaska officials have called off their plan to have a contractor stash stockpiles of emergency food in the state in case it's cut off from supply lines by a disaster.

Alaska's Department of Military and Veterans Affairs says the state received just one offer in response to a recent solicitation — and it was rejected.

Gov. Sean Parnell has promoted the idea of making such emergency preparations. And the department issued a request for proposals in August, with a goal of having two storage sites ready and one-third of the food supply in place by the end of 2012.

The proposal sought a sufficient amount of rations to feed 40,000 people for seven days.