In your efforts to be more self-reliant and better prepared for some of life’s emergencies, many of you may not be aware of the following resource…
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints operates Home Storage Centers in various locations across the United States and Canada for the purpose of helping “…Church members and others build a basic supply of food for their longer-term home storage needs” (emphasis added). Most items are packaged in Mylar bags or metal cans to help food last anywhere from 1.5 to 30 years.
This is a great resource available to everyone! And the prices are often less expensive than at other locations. You can even buy a few items in bulk in 25# bags. In my area, for example, our local Home Storage Center currently has Hard Red Wheat for $6.00/25#bag and Hard White Wheat for $7.00/25# bag). That’s only $0.24 and $0.28/lb respectively!
I hope you will consider taking advantage of this wonderful resource (and the good prices) to help you with your long-term (and not-so-long-term) food storage goals. Knowing you have some of these kinds of products on your pantry shelf will help you feel soooo much better in case of a physical or financial emergency.
To find your nearest Home Storage Center with days and hours of operation and contact info, CLICK HERE.
To see current available items and prices, CLICK HERE.
And to browse the site for other resources and information (such as the printout: “An Approach to Longer-Term Food Storage” from the BYU Nutrition, Dietetics & Food Science department), CLICK HERE.
Being prepared at a good price is a good thing. Have fun!