Look what you'll be missing if your oats run out!

Look what you'll be missing if your oats run out!

My #1 favorite thing about the internet is the opportunity it gives us to share good ideas! I have been so grateful for the ideas I have found online to help me in nearly every aspect of my life.  I’m currently serving as the Emergency Preparedness Specialist for my LDS ward, so I thought I would post the ideas I’m sharing with our group to hopefully remind and enthuse people about recommiting to food storage and preparedness goals for 2010. Hopefully it will be helpful to others serving in the same capacity.  Today I passed out this year-at-a-glance list of suggestions to build your food storage with their weekly grocery shopping. I also handed out a copy of the current LDS Cannery prices.  (As a side note, Cannery prices are increasing on January 16th so now is a good time to inventory and restock things you’ve used up.)  Then, on the first Sunday of every month (as a reminder), I am going to hand out a little printout of the month’s suggestions and the cannery dates, so they’re in a size that will fit easily in a wallet. There are a ton of great ideas online that you can use for your group. I was going for simplicity and something that wouldn’t strain budgets.

Click to view and print the page here: Weekly Food Storage 

I had been offering a monthly food storage cooking class, but with the changes in the Relief Society program (as far as Enrichment activities), I may just use those ideas as mini classes for a ward preparedness activity sometime during the year.

I would love to hear the ideas you are using to help your church or community group become more self-sufficient and prepared for emergencies.  Please share!

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5 Comments to “Week-by-Week Food Storage”

  1. Brittney says:

    I don’t have ideas, but your picture reminded me that I bought those coach’s oats from Costco, and they are great! Thanks for the tip! I am sure it’s much healthier than the prepackaged oatmeal packets too. 🙂

  2. Tammy says:

    I need to get to the cannery fast!! Thanks for the handout for monthly items.

  3. Lizzy says:

    Those oats look very tasty, definitely wouldn’t want to miss those. Thanks for being a fan Brittney it’s always great to see people eating their oats!

  4. Shelley says:

    I love the picture of oats you posted it looks so yummy.
    I eat oatmeal almost every day and that pictures reminds me why.

  5. Jean L says:

    Thank you for this great site. I’ve been utilizing food storage ever since my husband was laid off back in Feburary. It’s been a great blessing to our family amidst our financial struggle. I can’t wait until my husband finds a job and follow your week by week suggestion to build back up our food storage! 🙂

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