Food
When a disaster occurs, you might not have access to food, water and electricity for days, or even weeks. Store enough emergency food to provide for your family for at least 3 days.

Food Tips:

  • Avoid foods that require a lot of water, refrigeration or cooking.

  • Choose foods your family will eat.

  • Don’t forget a manual can opener and utensils.

Recommended Foods Include:

  • Ready-to-eat canned meats, fruits and vegetables

  • Canned juices, milk and soup.

  • High-energy foods, such as peanut butter, jelly, crackers, granola bars and trail mix.

  • Comfort foods, such as hard candy, sweetened cereals, candy bars and cookies.

  • Dried foods (select carefully as some have a high salt content).
Instant meals that don’t require cooking or water.