So what if your stash of goodies is not good enough? How do you make do with only what you have?
The food category is very low on the hierarchy of short-term survival needs, but it's a big deal after a major disaster, especially a disaster that requires a lengthy cleanup and restoration process. To make do with a limited food supply, you have to get creative. Much of this creativity will depend on the available food items and the available cooking methods. You may have to eat foods in a way other than they were intended to be eaten. A simple camp stove or even a backyard campfire can provide you a hot meal, so don't overlook them as options. If you didn't plan ahead, or your preps were lost in the storm, you cannot afford to be finicky. Eat what you have, however you can choke it down. You may not want to eat an entire jar of jelly for lunch, but in a survival scenario, calories are calories.