When a disaster occurs, you might not have access to food, water and electricity for days, or even weeks. Store enough non-perishable food to provide for your family for up to 7 days or more, but no less than 3 days.
Include a selection of the following foods and procedures in your Disaster Supplies Kit, note be sure to include a manual can opener:
Store food items that are familiar, rather than buying special emergency food.
Consider any dietary restrictions and preferences you may have.
Ideal foods are: Shelf-stable (no refrigeration required), low in salt, and do not require cooking (e.g. canned fruit, vegetables, peanut butter, jam, low-salt crackers, cookies, cereals, nuts, dried fruit, canned soup or meats, juices and non-fat dry milk).
Comfort/stress foods such as cookies, hard candy, sweetened cereals, lollipops, instant coffee, tea bags.
Mark a rotation date on any food container that does not already have an expiration date on the package.
Include baby food and formula or other diet items for infants or seniors.
Store the food in airtight, pest-resistant containers in a cool, dark place.
After a power outage, refrigerated food will stay cold longer if you keep the door closed.