Food

Food Checklist


Store at least a three-day supply of nonperishable food. Select foods that require no refrigeration, preparation, or cooking and little or no water. If you must heat food, pack a can of Sterno®.

Select food items that are compact and lightweight. Include a selection of the following foods in your disaster supply kit:
  • Ready-to-eat canned meats, fruits, and vegetables
  • Canned juices, milk, soup (if powdered, store extra water)
  • Staples - sugar, salt, pepper
  • High-energy foods - peanut butter, jelly, crackers, granola bars, trail mix
  • Foods for infants, elderly persons, or persons on special diets
  • Comfort / stress foods - cookies, hard candy, sweetened cereals, lollipops, instant coffee, tea bags