By The Associated Press
1:55 PM AKST, January 4, 2013
The state of Alaska has cancelled its solicitation for a contractor to stash stockpiles of emergency food supplies in the state.
Alaska's Department of Military and Veterans Affairs says the state received just one proposal, and it was rejected.
In August, the department issued a request for proposals, with a goal of having two storage sites ready and one-third of the food supply in place by the end of 2012.
The idea was for Alaska to be better prepared in case a major disaster cut the state off from supply lines, and it is something Gov. Sean Parnell has promoted.
The proposal sought a sufficient amount of food to feed 40,000 people for seven days.