Food Storage

In an emergency, food, water and shelter are basic needs that come first.  Though every family will have different needs in an emergency, your goal should be to have at least a 72 hour supply of food and water on hand.  Following are some fact sheets and resources that can assist you in storing food and water safely.

Food and Water Storage in an Emergency - Fact Sheets from OSU Extension

Water Storage for Emergencies (SP-50-835)

Food Storage for Emergencies (SP-50-833)

If Your Home Freezer Stops - SP50-470 (PDF)

Safety of Canned Food that Freezes (SP 50-695)


Additional Resources for handling food in emergency situations

Links to Additional Food Storage Resources


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