In preparation for the arrival of the coronavirus in our area, the Buncombe County Health Health Department is recommending having several weeks of food storage. Don’t wait until everyone is panicking and the store shelves are empty.

These are the basic items you will need. As long as there is power you won’t need to store water.

  • Peanut Butter
  • Flour or Masa
  • Nuts and trail mix
  • Cereal and breakfast bars
  • Medicine and Vitamins
  • Dried or canned fruit
  • Canned meat such as tuna, salmon, chicken, and turkey
  • Canned vegetables such as beans, carrots and peas
  • Canned soups and chili
  • Dried Beans, Rice, Pasta
  • Sugar, salt crisco/oil
  • Powdered or canned milk

DONT FORGET YOUR PETS 

You will also need a supply of bleach, hand sanitizer of at least 60% alcohol solution. Don’t forget toilet tissue and paper towels.