We get some visitors asking about LDS food storage so here are some information, video, and links about the how, why, and when ;
LDS Food Storage
“We encourage members worldwide to prepare for adversity in life by having a basic supply of food and water and some money in savings. We ask that you be wise, and do not go to extremes. With careful planning, you can, over time, establish a home storage supply and a financial reserve.” (See All Is Safely Gathered In.)
What am I supposed to have in my food storage?
There are three main components of food storage:
Food supply (three-month and long-term)
Store foods that are a part of your normal diet in your three-month supply….
Food Storage Calculator
Use the following calculator to figure the minimum food storage amounts for your family for one year. The amounts are based on the recommendations listed in the LDS Church’s Essentials of Home Production and Storage booklet, see (LDS Distribution Center). These are only recommendations. You will need to determine what you should store for your family.
SEE: Food Storage Calculator.
Food Storage | Mormon Newsroom
President Thomas S. Monson explained, “Self-reliance is a product of our work and undergirds all other welfare practices. It is an essential element in our spiritual as well as our temporal well-being.”
Based on that counsel to care for ourselves and our families in the routine or extenuating circumstances of life, Latter-day Saints store and use food and water in their homes that would sustain them in the event of weather-related catastrophes, illness or economic challenges. (See the Church’s All Is Safely Gathered In: Family Finances pamphlet for more information.)
Occasionally this storage guideline is publicly misconstrued and emphasis is placed on gathering an abundant cache of foodstuffs to stave off unexpected disasters. Such a response is unusual in Mormon culture, where a simple guideline suggesting the accumulation of a three-month food and water supply falls into the overall Church welfare philosophy of preparedness in every aspect of life.
12 Monthly Emergency Prep Lists
Regardless of where you live, my monthly prep lists will help you gather food storage and emergency supplies gradually so you don’t get overwhelmed or blow your budget. Each month I share a spiritual theme, a category of food and home storage items to gather, and emergency preparation goals. Click on the name of the month and it will take you to a post I’ve written with a printable list for that month.I incorporate a Four-Step Approach to Home Storage taught by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in “All Is Safely Gathered In: Home Storage.” Using these four steps has worked for me. It’s doable, adaptable and quite frankly, wonderful!
I spend about $20 – $25 per month on the 3-month food storage items per person. It could cost much less….