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Disasters may cause power outages or may keep you from exiting your home, leaving you unable to go to the grocery store to get food. With this in mind, keeping a stock of canned foods, dry mixes, or other non-perishable foods could be a lifesaver for you and your family.

***Don't forget the can opener***

Consider the following things when putting together your emergency food supplies:

  • Store at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food.
  • Choose foods your family will eat.
  • Remember any special dietary needs.
  • Avoid foods that will make you thirsty.
  • Choose salt-free crackers, whole grain cereals and canned foods with high liquid content.

The following items are suggested when selecting emergency food supplies. You may already have many of these on hand.

  • Ready-to-eat canned meats, fruits, vegetables and a can opener          
  • Protein or fruit bars
  • Dry cereal or granola                                                                        
  • Peanut butter
  • Dried fruit                                                                                       
  • Nuts
  • Crackers                                                                                         
  • Canned juices
  • Non-perishable pasteurized milk                                                       
  • High energy foods
  • Vitamins                                                                                         
  • Food for infants
  • Comfort/stress foods

More information at https://www.ready.gov/food

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