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Hurricane Checklist – Food Supplies

Non-perishable Food and related supplies:

• Maintain at least 3-7 days of food for each member of the family. Small, preferably single serving cans that should not require cooking or refrigeration.

• Dried fruit, peanut butter and jelly, coffee, tea, soft drinks and pet foods.

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

• Canned juices, milk, soup (if powdered, store extra water).

• Staples – sugar, salt, pepper in water proof containers.

• High energy foods like crackers, granola bars, trail mix.

• Raw vegetables that do not need refrigeration.

• Fresh bread.

• Comfort/stress foods – cookies, hard candy, sweetened cereals, lollipops, instant coffee, and tea bags.

• Sterno for cooking.

• Vitamins

• Food for infants

• Paper cups, plates, and plastic utensils

• Non-electric can opener

• Aluminum foil

• Plastic storage containers

• Lots of ice (you can freeze your water supply)

• Pedialyte (to restore hydration if needed)


Tip: Purchase only items that you like to eat and would eat even without a storm. Rotate these items by using them Dec-May each year and purchasing new items Jan-May. This allows you to reduce the cost of buying items for a hurricane kit at one time and keeps the items fresh. Yes even canned goods have a shelf life!


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