Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Coal Region Canary
Coal Region CanaryCoal Region Canary

Coal Region Consumer

Worried About Food Shortages? Use Our 2 Week Food Supply List to Stock Your Pantry

2 week food supply list
(Image license purchased via

AFFILIATE DISCLOSURE: Some of the links you see on Coal Region Canary may earn the site a small monetary commission when you click or tap them.

We originally wrote this article prior to a big snowstorm that never was. We never really imagined we’d be putting a new intro on to it to deal with the times in which we find ourselves.

So, while buying bread and milk prior to a snowstorm may not be the best idea, if you’re going to the grocery store to stock up on food for an extended period of social distancing, you’re definitely going to need those and other perishable items, too. But, it’s always a good idea to keep other items in your pantry that could help you get through any extended period of time when you’re not able to get to a store regularly.

bread and milk meme

The idea here is that we need survival goods. During a big snowstorm, the power could go out. Or the roads could be closed.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

2 Week Food Supply List

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) suggests having a 2 week food supply on hand in case of emergency, like a doozy of a snowstorm (or now, a global pandemic). They say it’s unlikely you’ll need a two week supply of food but here we are …

2 week food supply list

(Image license purchased via

But a report from shows that 53% of American households don’t even have a 3-day supply of non-perishable foods on hand.

Kidding aside, even if there isn’t a snowstorm forecast to close the roads and schools for days, a week or longer, it’s probably never a bad idea to have this two week food supply on hand.

We’ve created this list to help you prepare. The things you’ve been told to get for years are lies …

Remember, think of these items in terms of meals. It could be that you can’t afford everything on the list, so if you’re getting picky, be sure to pick things that could double as a meal if things get dicey.

And you may want to consider investing in some form of emergency stove, too. You can get a small camping stove starting at about $20. There’s even an emergency stove that sells for less than $10 plus the cost of fuel tablets

emergency stove

(Photo: Amazon)

Some of these options may not be the healthiest but you’re thinking survival. To that end, don’t turn a snowstorm power outage into a snack food binge. Remember … meals!

Don’t Forget the Vehicle

If you’re a commuter, don’t forget to stow some of these survival foods in your vehicle.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

It’s not likely you’ll be stranded on the road for two weeks but any time stranded along a roadway instead of at home can be harrowing. Keep some select items from the list above in a package in your trunk. Make sure the case holding these survival foods can withstand some frigid temperatures.

What’s Missing?

Did we miss anything? Tell us what you’d include in a 2 week food supply list in the Comment section.



Subscribe to Coal Region Canary

Get email updates from Coal Region Canary by becoming a subscriber today. Just enter your email address below to get started!

News Tips?

Let us know of news happening in your area. Use our NEWS TIPS ENTRY FORM
Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.


  1. Pingback: 1960s Map Used for Regional Reopening in PA - Coal Region Canary

    • kirsty Sabel

      July 8, 2020 at 6:40 pm

      I would like a 2 week food supply please

  2. Pingback: Groundhog Day Storm 2020 Could Bring Big Snow - Coal Region Canary

  3. Andrea

    September 5, 2020 at 7:34 am

    Be sure to fill up your vehicle with gasoline as soon as you feel that you may need to evacuate your home. By the time you actually hear a mandatory evacuation warning, gas station may not have any gas left.
    Don’t forget to pack your emergency food/drink supply, pets, cash (ATMs may not be working), important documents and photos with you as well.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

You May Also Like

Local News

Several Schuylkill County residents say they recently found bizarre printed messages inside packages of items purchased at local grocery stores. The Canary spoke with...

Local Weather

How much are we really going to get? Some say it's still too soon to tell.

PA News

Flights arriving in the cover of night to NEPA.

Local Weather

Slightly more snow expected for Schuylkill County.

Coronavirus in Pennsylvania

Hamburg Area School District may be joining Tamaqua Area in defying the indoor mask mandate announced by the administration of Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf...

Local News

Back on March 10, a call came in to the Schuylkill County 9-1-1 dispatch center. Crews with Minersville’s Goodwill Fire Co. and EMS needed...