|Our Hurricane Food Supply Shopping List|
Foods to Choose/Things to think about:
Ø Shelf-stable foods (non-perishable foods that don’t need cooking or refrigeration) that are easily prepared.
Ø Foods that appeal to family members.
Ø Foods that are calorie- and protein-rich to help maintain energy and strength.
Ø Foods needed to meet special dietary needs (such as for babies & toddlers, the elderly, diabetics and sick people).
Ø Single serving (snack-sized canned goods) or one-meal canned foods to avoid leftovers.
Ø Instant meals/soup mixes/powdered foods/freeze-dried foods will need water for reconstituting.
Ø Foods packaged in cans or solid plastic containers will be more secure. For foods packaged in lightweight plastic or paper, place them inside heavy zipper-lock plastic bags.
Ø Avoid a lot of salty foods that will make you thirsty (dried foods like jerky, chips, crackers, etc.).
Ø Avoid glass jars/bottled foods that are heavy/bulky/breakable.
v A minimum 3-day supply of food and water is recommended.
□ Canned milk
□ Shelf-stable “boxes” of milk
BREAD AND CEREAL GROUP
□ Granola bars/compressed food bars
□ Crackers/snack crackers packs
□ Dry, ready-to-eat cereals
□ Instant oatmeal (requires safe water to reconstitute)
□ Dried fruits
□ Trail mixes (blends of granola, nuts, seeds, dried fruits)
□ Canned fruits
□ Canned juices
□ Shelf-stable “boxes” of juices
□ Peanut butter/jelly
□ Canned beans/chili
□ Canned fish, chicken, meats
□ Canned vegetables
□ Canned soups
□ 1 gallon per person per day (3 days minimum supply per person for drinking, food preparation, basic hygiene)
My family will need _________ gallons of water for a 3-day supply (3 days x 1 gallon per person x # of family members = safe drinking water needed)
□ Water for pets
□ Pet food and treats (comfort foods) / pet medications
OTHER FOOD ITEMS
□ Staples like sugar, salt, and pepper
□ Comfort/Stress Foods like hard candy, cookies
□ Instant coffee, tea bags, cocoa
□ Special dietary foods (like ready-to-eat baby formula)
□ Manual can opener
□ Scissors for plastic and foil packages
□ Plastic utensils
□ Disposable plates, bowls, cups
□ Plastic zipper-lock bags (various sizes)
□ Paper towels, napkins
□ Toilet paper
□ Sanitary hand wipes
□ Alcohol-based hand sanitizer
□ Garbage bags
FOR POST-HURRICANE CLEAN-UP
□ Newly purchased, unscented liquid household bleach (5.25% sodium hypochlorite)
□ Rubber gloves
Distributed by (Betsy) Mary E. Crisp, Family & consumer Sciences
Credit to Collier county Extension, Jan Bennett, Extension Educator