The Covid-19 pandemic has caused many people to stock up on food in order to prepare for potential shortages. While it is important to have a variety of foods on hand, there are certain items that are particularly well-suited for long-term storage. These include items that last longer than many foods that are stored cold, such as family packs of lean meat, fish and chicken, as well as fresh products with a longer shelf life. Other items to consider include canned or boxed broth, canned tomatoes or ketchup, pasta, rice, legumes, nut butters, and dried and canned goods.
Frozen options such as breads, meats, vegetables, fruits, and even milk are also great choices. When stocking up on fresh food, it is important to buy a variety in quantities you would normally buy. Additionally, remember to include the special needs of all family members, including pets, infants, or people with dietary restrictions.