Friday, November 7, 2008

How to Get a Year's Supply in 52 Weeks or Less

We have been asked by our leaders to have a year's supply of food storage. This weekly program has been designed to get you the essentials in an in expensive and systematic way. Also, this can be stored in a small area. When following this program, one item is purchased per week. All of the amounts for one person for one year. Be sure to mark your items with a permanent marker showing the date of purchase.

Many of these items can be purchased and canned at the dry pack cannery and can be done on your ward's regularly scheduled days and times. You can also take other items you've purchased to the cannery and can them. By working together and taking one day at a time, the counsel from our Prophets to obtain a food storage can become a reachable goal. Did you know that food storage was first given as a commandment in 1926. Those saints who followed it were able to make it through the depression years with less hardship than those around them who did not have food stored.

We don't know what is ahead. The world is becoming increasingly uncertain in these last days. President Benson told us that a supply of food might be as important to us in our day as boarding the ark was to the people of Noah's day. As we have heard before, "If ye are prepared, ye shall not fear." (D&C 38:30)

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