Foods For Hurricanes

Easy Foods to Store, Prepare and Eat in Case A Storm Comes Your Way

When a big storm is on the way, you need to have foods that are easy to store and prepare ready because whether you decide to stay or evacuate, you still have to eat.

Peanut Butter and Jelly

I mention this one first because it is an easy to make comfort food for the whole family, and it is also my favorite easy to make sandwich.

Peanut butter does not need to be refrigerated so it won’t take up space in whatever you’re storing your cold good in and it’s nutritious.

You can find single serving packets as well as small portion jars of jam and jelly at most grocery stores as well as on sites like Amazon. These don’t require refrigeration and will save space in your ice chest if a storm comes.

Canned Fruit

Unlike fresh fruits, canned fruits can be stored for many years before they spoil. I get the fruits canned in fruit juice rather than the less healthy version that’s canned in heavy syrup. As a bonus, you get to drink the juice when you’re finished eating the fruit.

Canned Tuna

Canned tuna is a great source of protein and doesn’t need to be refrigerated like cold cuts. Just mix it with some mayo, mustard, and seasoning and spread it to make a sandwich. You can also eat it straight out of the can or on crackers. If you don’t like fish, canned chicken works just as well.

Canned Chili

Chili is another great comfort food you can eat while waiting for the power to come back on. The canned version might not be as good as a bowl that was slow cooked to perfection, but it’s also not perishable.

Pasta and Spaghetti Sauce

This is one that many folks might not think of. Unlike the others, it will need a camp stove or other source of heat if you don’t have a gas stove. While pasta and pasta sauce might not have the same shelf life as some of the other foods mentioned, they will still last at least a year if unopened. If you don’t like plain sauce, there are now many canned and jarred sauces that have meat in them. You can also add some canned chicken or other types of canned meats.

Some other foods that are good for storms are listed below.

While you can find most at the local grocery store, search Amazon and you might be surprised by some of the savings you can find online.


Cereal bars

Granola bars

Packaged nuts

Power bars


Ramen noodles


Single serving Chef-Boy-R-Dee items

Single serving soups

Trail mix

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