Every home should have an emergency food pantry. The Federal Emergency Management Agency recommends that every household should have at least a three day supply of non-perishable foods for every person in their home in the event of an emergency or natural disaster. They also recommend at least one gallon of water per person per day for drinking and sanitation.
Recent world events have caused many people to rush to the store to purchase non perishable food in the event that they were quarantined. As a result, store shelves were emptied, and many people found themselves with shelves full of foods that they might not ordinarily eat as they filled their carts with whatever they could find. (If you’re one of those people, check out our post “Quarantine Cooking: What can I do with all of these cans?”)
There’s a better way to build an emergency food storage, or “prepper pantry,” and I want to share some resources that have good information to help build your emergency food supply. Perhaps, you can use this information to help round out what you’ve already purchased.
Check out the following sites:
- The University of Georgia, College of Family and Consumer Sciences
- Simple Family Preparedness
- Money Talks News
- Urban Survival Site
- Money Crashers
- Vegan with Curves (This is a great resource for Vegans)
- Skilled Survival
There are also some amazing YouTube videos that can help you learn how to build your emergency food storage pantry, too.
I hope that these resources give you some ideas and help you to build your family’s emergency food storage, so that you’re prepared for anything that heads your way.
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Thanks for visiting Patty Cake’s Pantry.
This post was completed in collaboration with my friend, Angie, from Kitchen Southern Hospitality. Check out her post entitled “Ten Slow Cooker Recipes – Easy Meals“ where she provides resources to help families create easy meals for Back-to-school season and their busy schedules.