Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Food Storage

Ward Families:

Paying too much for food?  If you are purchasing oatmeal, flour, rice, sugar, instant potatoes or pasta at the store, you might be paying too much!

All of these items and more can be purchased at the Church Cannery for relatively cheap prices.  And the best way to keep your food storage in good order is to rotate through it.  If you don't know how to use the food in your stores now, how will you know what to do when you actually need it?  When is the last time you took an inventory?

Do you know how much is required for your family's 1-year food storage?  The following offers the Essential Items of a 1-year food supply for a family of four (4):

Essential ItemsQuantity
Water (potable)56 gallons
Grains (wheat, oats, rice, flour, pastas, etc.)1600 pounds
Dairy & Eggs (powdered milk, egg powder, etc.)120 pounds
Sweeteners (honey, sugar, syrups, etc.)240 pounds
Salt32 pounds
Seasonings192 ounces
Oils & Fats48 quarts
Leaveners (yeast, baking powder, baking soda, etc.)48 ounces
Legumes (beans, soup mixes, etc.)240 pounds

Remember, this is just the basics.  I have an Excel spreadsheet that will help you see what you have and figure out what you still need.  I will forward it to anyone that wants it, just let me know. 

Want to can food, but pressed for time. Let the Wolf's help out. Our boys are needing scout service hours so put us to work. We will be checking the cannery out and canning at our house over the next few weekends. Let us know what you want canned.

Food storage is very important and now is a great time to stock up.  Don't feel intimidated... nobody gets their food storage done over night.  The key is to work on it a piece at a time.  Please let me know if there is any area that I can help you.  I will be going to the Church Cannery soon.  Attached is the pricing list from the Cannery.

Charity Wolf

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