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The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints directed the release in April 2007 of a pamphlet on food storage titled "All Is Safely Gathered In: Family Home Storage"  The counsel they have given is to obtain a three-month supply of food that is part of your normal diet, store drinking water, have a financial reserve and store a year's supply of foods that will store for extended periods.  The following is a guide to obtaining a three-month supply of foods in your normal diet.

One Month Supply
of Shelf Stable
Grocery Store Purchased Foods

For one person
Based on the MINIMUM (1600 calories) recommendations in the

USDA Food Pyramid/My Plate

18 ounce box oatmeal*
1 pound rice*
20 ounces pasta*
5 pounds flour*
1 pound popcorn*

34 (15 ounce) cans vegetables

26 (15 ounce) cans fruit

2 pounds Velveeta
4 (12 ounce) cans evaporated milk*
3.2 pounds powdered milk (powder to make 4 gallons)*

1 jar (18 ounces) peanut butter*
4 (6 ounce) cans tuna
4 (5 ounce) cans chicken
4 (5 ounce) cans ham
8 (15 ounce) cans cooked dry beans*


*also considered a “basic” food storage food

NOTE: For a 2400 calorie diet, add 1 more box of oatmeal, 1 pound of rice, 40 ounces of pasta, 1 pound of popcorn, 17 cans of vegetables, 8 cans of fruit, 1 can of chicken, 1 can of ham and 5 cans of cooked dry beans.

Email for a Three Month Supply Worksheet to help you get started.



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