Thursday, April 06, 2023

Emergency food stockpiling!

Happy National Public Health Week! This year, the Get Ready Campaign has put together an infographic to help you build your emergency food stockpile! These stockpiles are crucial during times of disaster. Large disasters in the past have completely cut off entire communities from access to their local grocery stores or restaurants, so making an emergency food stockpile now can save you and your loved ones’ lives. Below is a list of what we think are affordable and tasty options you might want to consider!

Canned food

One of the most universal items when it comes to emergency stockpiling is canned food. Canned food can last for years when stored at room-temperature. Another perk of this option is its variety. You can buy canned fruits, vegetables, or meats, leaving opportunity for you to pick out something that you would like to eat! 

Peanut butter

Peanut butter is another important food item to add in your stockpiling checklist. It contains a wide variety of vitamins and minerals to keep you healthy when times are desperate. You can eat it just by using a spoon, or you could pair it with jelly and bread or crackers to make a delicious sandwich!

Whole-wheat crackers

Despite whole-wheat crackers being delicious on their own, they make a great alternative for bread! Bread has a much shorter shelf-life and may not last long enough for you during a disaster. Whole-wheat crackers are relatively inexpensive and can make any meal taste great!

Cultural foods

During a disaster, it is important to stay true to your identity. Just because food options are limited does not mean that there aren’t options available to you. For example, you can find a variety of non-perishable kosher foods such as pastries, pasta, or beans. Make sure to ask your local grocery store for non-perishable options that align with your culture or religion.