Store a three to five day supply of nonperishable food for each person in your household. Foods should require no refrigeration, preparation, or cooking, and require little or no water.

Examples include:
  • Canned meats and soup
  • Canned fruits and vegetables
  • Canned or boxed juices
  • Condiments such as crackers
  • Granola bars and trail mix
  • Vitamins
  • Foods for infants or persons on special diets
  • Cookies
  • Hard candy
  • Instant coffee
  • Sweetened cereals
  • Bulk food items such as wheat and powdered milk