Our last prep challenge for April is to buy long-term food storage pasta for times of emergency such as job loss or disaster. Work towards buying a 1-year supply of long-term pasta if you have home space. If you live in a small home, you could stock up on everyday pantry pasta.
To prevent long-term pasta from expiring, use a small amount of it each year and eat your pantry pasta most of the time.
For longer-term needs, and where permitted, gradually build a supply of food that will last a long time and that you can use to stay alive, such as wheat, white rice, and beans.The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Decide How Much Long-Term Pasta to Store
- How many pounds of pasta does your family eat now in one month? Multiply that amount by twelve to figure out a 1-year supply.
- A suggested recommendation for a year’s supply of pasta for one adult is 21 lbs. or 6 x #10 cans. See An Approach to Longer Term Food Storage. Adjust amounts for children.
- Read more about long-term food storage at churchofjesuschrist.org/topics/food-storage/longer-term-food-supply
Buy Long-Term Pasta Food Storage
- The Latter-day Saint Church sells long-term 30-year shelf life pasta in cans which are easier to store. You may also store pasta in buckets with oxygen absorber packets.
- In 2022, six cans of macaroni was $34.25 online and $28.50 for pick-up. Six cans of Spaghetti Bites (small 1-inch pasta) is $33.50 online and $28.50 for pick-up.
- Regardless of how much you order, the total online shipping fee is $3.00!!! Sometimes there are limits.
- Since it’s recommended that we gradually build up our supply, perhaps start with a few boxes with six cans this year.
- Anyone may purchase food storage at the website store.churchofjesuschrist.org or pick-up at Home Storage Centers at locations in the United States and Canada.
One food most children will eat, is pasta. Buy long-term food storage pasta for emergencies so your family doesn’t go without in times of need such as job loss.
Best wishes and stay focused,
The Food Storage Organizer
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