In North Carolina, we often have issues when it comes to weather and severe events leading to power outages. Whether it’s on the coast with hurricanes and tropical storms, or all throughout the state as a result of ice storms and other severe weather, many North Carolinians are accustomed to the lights going out over time.
When Disaster Strikes
We'll Help You Prepare
Make sure you and your family are prepared during a natural disaster; stock up on food safety resources and other factsheets at Extension’s N.C. Disaster Information Center website.
Ben Chapman, NC State Extension Food Safety Specialist, shares tips to help your family prepare for power outages by safely preserving and preparing common household food items when the power goes out. You can discover more tips and tools on NC State Extension’s Food Safety Portal.
- Foods That Require No Cooking
- Meal Preparation and Food Safety After a Power Failure
- Ideas for No-Cook Food Bags
Special thanks to the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina, a nonprofit organization that has provided food for people at risk of hunger for more than 35 years, for their time and support of Homegrown.