This month I’m gathering shelf-stable tomato and pasta items into our food storage, and working on first aid supplies. Here in Utah we have some great grocery store case lot sales March 7 – 21 @Bowman’s, Maceys, Kents and Winegars. Reams starts March 6. This is where I buy small cans of tomato sauce and paste, diced tomatoes and spaghetti sauce for a bargain price. They work well in my 3-month food storage supply.
You are welcome to print my church handout for your personal use or ward. But please keep my name on it.
I’m also gathering spaghetti and macaroni packaged long-term in #10 cans from the LDS Home Storage Center. I decided to buy those two items long-term so I’ll use them, and fettucini and other pastas at the grocery store in typical 1 lb. packages. Of course you can store wheat pasta into your 3-month supply, but it doesn’t store well long-term.
March is Red Cross month in the U.S. so make an appointment to donate blood and help save a life. Perhaps become better trained for emergencies by taking a $25.00 Red Cross First Aid class online at redcross.org. This month I like to clean out our medicine and first aid supplies. It’s important to dispose of medicine correctly, so be careful.
I hope you enjoy gathering!
Valerie Albrechtsen, The Food Storage Organizer
“Relief Society stands for self-reliance. The best food storage is not in welfare grain elevators but in sealed cans and bottles in the homes of our people. What a gratifying thing it is to see cans of wheat and rice and beans under the beds or in the pantries of women who have taken welfare responsibility into their own hands. Such food may not be tasty, but it will be nourishing if it has to be used.” ~ President Gordon B. Hinckley