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Hurricane Checklist – Food Supplies

Tips and tricks 27 May, 2019 Follow News

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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