Hurricane Grocery Shopping Guide

Hurricane Grocery Shopping Guide

It’s a time honored tradition in south Louisiana, when a hurricane threatens, it’s time to stock up on the supplies! In a pandemic, the grocery store can be overwhelming, even more so when crowded with nervous shoppers preparing for an approaching hurricane.

Before you venture out make sure you have a comprehensive list of everything you will need.

Key Supplies:

  • Water
  • First Aid Kit
  • Toilet Paper
  • Moist Towelettes
  • Flashlight
  • Tool Kit
  • Manual can opener
  • Portable Phone Charger
  • Strike-anywhere matches


  • Dry Cereal
  • Canned goods: fruit, vegetables, juice, soups, meats, pasta, beans
  • Nuts
  • Peanut Butter
  • Bread
  • Crackers
  • Granola and Energy Bars
  • Unrefrigerated Fruit: bananas, apples, oranges
  • Rice and Pasta
  • Pasta Sauce
  • Seasoning
  • Oats

If you are pregnant or have a newborn be sure to have the following items:

  • Prenatal vitamins
  • Diapers
  • Wipes

COVID Concerns:

  • COVID-19 still remains a concern, so remember to practice the following precautions when shopping:
  • Wear a face covering that covers your mouth and nose.
  • Clean your hands often, either with soap and water for 20 seconds or a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Put distance between yourself and other people (at least 6 feet).