Frequently asked questions about MREs (Meals Ready to Eat)

Meal Kit Supply premium 3-course MRE, Meal Ready to Eat

#1. Do MREs accommodate gluten, nuts, sugar or other allergies?

Our products are NOT guaranteed nut, sugar or gluten free. Wheat, sugar and nut byproducts are found in some meal items. A Master Ingredient list is available that assists in determining the suitability of any particular item to your special needs.

#2. What is the shelf-life of an MRE?

Five years, assuming they are stored at a temperature of 70°F or cooler (but never frozen, as freezing can damage the retort packaging). If stored at a higher temperature this will be shortened.

#3. Can I choose the meals I want in a case of MREs?

The case configurations are preset. This is necessary to allow us to meet product import guidelines and packaging requirements while bringing the product to market at a reasonable price.We do update the case configuration from time to time with an eye to improving the offering based on customer feedback and ensuring variety to those using the product operationally and in the field.

#4. How much will it cost to ship my MREs?

We are proud to offer free shipping! Shipping is free for the Contiguous 48 States and for standard priced orders.  If you wish to cancel an order that has already been shipped to you, please note that shipping fees will apply.

#5. Can I pick up my order?

Pick up is unavailable right now.


What are MREs?

MREs, or Meals Ready to Eat, are ultra durable, high calorie rations developed by the US Department of Defense. They have a 5 year shelf life and are water- and impact-resistant, making them ideal for your family’s emergency food supply. For more MRE information visit What are MREs and History of the MRE to learn more about their evolution.

Are these real military MREs?

All Meal Kit Supply MREs are made by a US Department of Defense contractor and all food components are US military MRE ration components. These meals are the closest you can get to Military MREs without breaking the law! U.S. Government Property, Commercial Resale is Unlawful.

How many MREs will I need for my emergency food supply?

Meal Kit Supply recommends the consumption of 1-2 MREs per person per day (between ~1,200 and ~2500 calories per day). This means a Meal Kit Supply case of 12 MREs would provide a full 6 days supply of food for 1 person. Alternatively, 1 case would feed 4 people well for 2 days. A basic emergency preparedness kit should contain 1 case of MREs and 1 case of bottled water to ensure 1 week of nourishment for 1 individual. To get more MRE information like this, watch our helpful video.

Can a private citizen order?

Yes, definitely. All product is sold by the case of 12 meals and is ideal solution for individuals and families interested in preparing themselves for the recommended 72 hour emergency preparedness guidelines simply, easily and cost effectively. Whether you are interested in one or more cases your order can be placed with major credit cards at our website through our secure on-line ordering page. Visit our store to buy premium MREs for your emergency food supply.

How Can I pay for my MREs?

There are three options for Payment:
1. You can pay online using a Credit Card.
2. You can mail in your order with a cheque or money order payable to

“Meal Kit Supply LLC”
19201 Highway 12
Sonoma, CA 95476

3. With a Government PO, net 30 day terms are available

*If you complete the on-line order process and then print the form before entering any credit card information you can mail that along with your payment for ease of ordering by mail.

How long will delivery take?

3-5 business days unless we are in preorder.

What is the size and weight of a 12 case of three-course MREs and of a six pack of two-course MREs?

The 12 case weight is 22 lbs, case dimensions are 16.5″L x 9.5″W x 10.75″H. Cubic feet .98 ft3. A 6 pack weighs 6 lbs, and has dimensions of 11″L x 6.5″W x 9.5″H. A case of Soldier Fuel weighs 2 lbs, and has dimensions of 9.5″L x 5.5″W x 1.5″H.

Will you ship overseas?

No. We will ship only inside Canada and the United States (not South America, Australia, etc.). Additionally, for orders of 1 pallet or more, we can ship to any port in the United States.

Can I have my product shipped in an unmarked box?

The majority of our products are shipped using brand neutral packaging, giving no indication as to what the shipment contains.

What is the current premium menu for a case of 12 three-course MREs?

1 Spaghetti W Meat and Sauce Potatoes, Au Gratin Strawberry/Banana Dairy Shake Cracker and Cheese Spread Fortified Grape Electrolyte
2 Chili With Beans Fried Rice Strawberry Dairy Shake MRE Cracker and Stawberry Jam Lemon Lime elec
3 Vegetarian Ratatouille Potatoes, Au Gratin Chocolate Chip Cookie Cracker and Peanut Butter Fortified Lemon Lime elec
4 Chicken with Noodles Fried Rice Strawberry Toaster Pastry Cracker and Cheese Spread Fortified Grape elec
5 Beef Ravioli Potato Cheddar Soup Chocolate Pudding Cracker and Cheese Spread Fortified Lemon Lime elec
6 Chicken Fajita Fried Rice Spice Pound Cake Tortillas Orange Drink elec
7 Meatballs in Marinara Sauce Potato Cheddar Soup Vanilla Pudding Cracker and Peanut Butter Fortified Lemon Lime elec
8 Vegetable Lasagna Zapplesauce Fudge Brownie MRE Cracker and Grape Jelly Orange Drink elec
9 Apple Maple Rolled Oats Brown Sugar Toaster Pastry Maple Muffin Top Wheat Snack Bread and Blackberry Jam Fruit Punch elec
10 Pork Sausage Patty Hash Browns With Bacon Strawberry Toaster Pastry Wheat Snack Bread with Grape Jelly Orange Drink elec
11 Pork Sausage Patty Hash Browns With Bacon Chocolate Toaster Pastry Wheat Snack Bread and Blackberry Jam Orange Drink elec
12 Apple Maple Rolled Oats Zapplesauce Brown Sugar Toaster Pastry Cracker and Peanut Butter Fortified Fruit Punch elec

Are MRE meals full of preservatives?

The meals are preservative free. By fully cooking the meals and sealing them in three layer retort pouches that are thermally stabilized, the nutritional goodness, full flavour and natural juices are maintained. This results in the prolonged duration shelf life without requiring refrigeration — an essential for your family’s emergency food supply.

Are vegetarian MREs available?

Each case contains up to 5 vegetarian meals. Currently, the Vegetarian Ratatouille, Vegetable Lasagna and Apple Maple Rolled Oats are three selections that fit this category. Complete nutritional and ingredient sheets are available for further assessment of special dietary requirements such as allergies.

Are MREs dehydrated or freeze dried?

No, the meals are fully hydrated and unlike dehydrated foods no water has to be added to prepare the food for eating. Meal Kit Supply’s entrees and side dishes are ‘ready to eat’.

What is the difference between the two-course six-pack and the three-course 12 case of MREs?

3-Course MREs 2-Course MREs
# of Meals per Case 12 6
Meal Variety
  • 4 breakfast
  • 4 lunch
  • 4 dinner
  • 6 lunch/dinner meals
Meal Components
  • entree
  • side dish
  • bread and spread (peanut butter, jam or cheese)
  • dessert
  • beverage mixes (electrolyte, coffee and cocoa)
  • entree
  • dessert
  • beverage mix (electrolyte)
Meal Accessories
Average Food Energy per Meal ~ 1,200 Calories ~ 700 Calories
Case Price $129.95 (FREE shipping) $44.95 (FREE shipping)