Prepared LDS Family---This Website is fantastic for someone like me who gets overwhelmed by the thought of food storage etc. It breaks down what you need to buy for food storage per month, 72 hr kit ideas and lots of other ideas!
20+ Foods that must be re-packaged for long-term storage and how to repackage them - Survival Mom
Dinner in a jar--- Preparing for a natural disaster- These meals in jars have shelf lives of 5 to 7 years. You can make a large variety of meals that can be prepared with minimal effort and resources using this jar meal method
For power outages: use solar yard lights as night lights indoors. Safer for kids than candles and they last a long time! Also awesome idea for nightlight bathroom torches for kids afraid of the dark when they have to go pee at night