FEMA CPG1-19A Emergency Fallout Shelter Stocking Plan gives guidance to local and state preparedness officials to so that they can develop effective fallout shelter stocking plans.
From 1962 to 1970 over 165,000 tons of food were placed in approximately 100,000 shelters across the country. In 1969 Congress stopped appropriating funds so the program stopped.
In 1976 tests established a high probability that some of the food was rancid, and documents were circulated recommending disposing of the food but keeping the medical and sanitation kits. and restocking would become the local community responsibility.FEMA CPG1-19A Emergencey Fallout Shelter Stocking Plan