Preparedness Challenge: April Week 4

The last preparedness challenge of April is to gather long-term pasta which can be stored for up to 30 years. Many people work towards a goal of a 1-year supply of long-term foods, however some of you have smaller living spaces. So begin by gathering an amount that is doable for you so you are prepared for financial hardship or other disaster.

1. Decide How Much Long-Term Pasta to Store
Pasta is considered a grain and amounts may be interchanged with wheat, rice and oats. If your total grain amount for one adult is 54 #10 cans or about 250 lbs., decide how much of each item you wish to store. A simple formula for how much pasta to store per month could be 3 lbs. or 1 #10 can per adult. Or less than that. You may adapt for children. Read more about long-term food storage here:

2. Gather Long-Term Pasta
Currently The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints offers two pasta options: Macaroni and Spaghetti Bites (bite-sized pieces of spaghetti). Learn more about these items from the website store at

Check out the new label for macaroni!

If there is one thing children will eat, it’s pasta. So this is an important part of our food storage.

Best wishes and stay healthy,

Valerie Albrechtsen
The Food Storage Organizer

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And check out The Keep It Simple Preparedness Guide here. This guide will help you gather food storage and emergency supplies each month.

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