8 Compelling Reasons to Store Food

  1. Food storage is a form of insurance.  You buy it now in case you need it in the future.

    Even the ancient Greeks stored food! image by gbaku

  2. It’s great to have a stocked pantry and stored food for those times when all you need is a can of chicken broth or you’ve run out of cereal and don’t want to go to the store.
  3. Food prices may never be cheaper than they are right now.
  4. Many foods have super-long shelf lives of ten years or more.  You are literally grocery shopping for the future at today’s prices.
  5. Weather emergencies, natural disasters, terrorist attacks, and yes, the end of the world as we know it can all disrupt our country’s food supply lines.  Read more about ‘just in time’ shipping here to get a better idea of how this can unfold.
  6. Family crises can happen at any time.  A job loss, a sick parent unable to work, reduction in income for any reason can place a lot of pressure on a family’s budget.  Several weeks or months worth of food and supplies could make a tough time a little easier.
  7. You’re able to give something tangible to someone in need.  It’s a great feeling to gather together a few bags of groceries and deliver them to a desperate family.
  8. It’s simple common sense.  We save money for a rainy day, why not something more tangible?

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  1. okiewife says

    Those full pantry shelves give a wonderful "peace of mind" feeling. It paid off in a big way when we were without electric power 7 days last winter.

    • TheSurvivalMom says

      Dittos. Well, we didn't have an ice storm here in Phoenix, but the construction industry was hit very hard last year and there were several times I just went grocery shopping in my pantry!

  2. says


    My husband was laid off last month and our food storage is coming in so handy. Just having the basic stuff stored really cuts down on expensive grocery trips. It's such a comfort knowing no matter what, we're going to eat scandalously well!

    • TheSurvivalMom says

      I know people who are actually looking forward to the end of the world because they will finally get to eat all their yummy stored food! LOL

  3. rightwingmom says

    We've already put our prepping to work too. After hurricane Ike, we were without power for 10 days. We were newbie preppers, but what I had organized made that a trial run rather than a disaster.

    Recently, boy scouts were going door-to-door collecting food donations. When the young man knocked on our door, I asked him to wait a minute. I loaded up 3 Walmart bags worth of non-perishable food and handed it to him. He was shocked. I think he had been handed single cans of beans by my neighbors…at the most. It warmed my heart to overwhelm him. :)

    On a more personal note, a single mom was recently burned out of her home. They're okay, but lost everything. Several of us organized to help them. I poured through my stockpile and grabbed her, and her girls, much needed toiletry items.

    Being prepared gives you a sense of security. I do not wish to see our country fall on hard times, but we're resilient and many of us are becoming prepared.

  4. Kandi says

    I have an up and (unfortunately) sometimes down income. Having a pantry has saved my buhuski more then once over the years. Right now we are in a financially challenged period for another month but we are still eating well.

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