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COLUMBUS OHIO STAKE

BASIC FOOD STORAGE PLAN 2000

Revised January 2000

BASIC FOOD STORAGE FOCUS

2000 overview

The Regional Bishop's Storehouse is centrally located at 4431 Marketing Place, Groveport, Ohio. Members can easily obtain many of the basic food storage products (this service is for members only) through the storehouse. Bulk pickup can be arranged by individual members or units of these basic food storage products by calling the storehouse at (614) 836-2627.

Individual members or units can arrange to dry-pack their own bulk items off-site, or purchase the bulk items to dry pack at the storehouse. (For bulk items not found at the storehouse check local resources.) Contact your Ward Food Storage Specialist for more information on reserving the dry pack canner and mylar pouch sealer.

Because the amount of grain recommended for basic food storage is so high, it has been divided up into three different months to enable better access and scheduling of dry packing equipment and to enable the storehouse to adequately obtain these supplies for resale to the saints.

Individual members and units can decide which month they will stress each individual food storage item listed below. The following chart is for encouragement, convenience and to assist in individual, family, and unit participation:
 

 January   Salt 
 February   Water 
 March   Grains 
 April   Dry Milk 
 May   Legumes 
 June   Shortening or Cooking Oil 
 July   Honey and Suger 
 August   Peanut Butter or Tuna 
 September   Grains 
 October   Yeast and Leavening 
 November   Pasta and Rice 
 December   Grains 

Due to a consolidation of services, the cannery facilities at the Bishop's Storehouse are being dismantled. The space previously occupied by the cannery will be available for expanded dry packing/pouch sealing operations.
 

FOOD PRODUCTS AVAILABLE THROUGH STOREHOUSE

confirmed January 2000

STOCK ON HAND VARIES, CALL FIRST:
  • Dehydrated Apple Slices
  • White Beans
  • Dry Milk
  • White Flour
  • Hot Cocoa Mix
  • Quick Oats
  • Regular Oats *
  • Soup Mix 
  • White Sugar
  • Chocolate Pudding Mix **
  •  Pinto Beans
  • Dehydrated Carrots
  • Dehydrated Onions
  • Fruit Drink Mix
  • Macaroni
  • Potato Pearls
  • White Rice
  • Spaghetti
  • Wheat
  • Vanilla Pudding Mix **
* regular oats are often hard to keep in stock   
 ** pudding mixes will be available later this year   

 

ITEMS NOT SUITABLE FOR DRY PACKING

(information from Church Welfare Services)

THE FOLLOWING ITEMS DO NOT STORE WELL IN CANS BECAUSE OF MOISTURE OR OIL CONTENT. (Extend shelf-life by storing in sealed containers in the freezer.) ADDITIONAL FOOD STORAGE ITEMS THAT SHOULD NOT BE DRY PACKED, BUT ARE BEST STORED IN THEIR ORIGINAL CONTAINERS AND ROTATED FREQUENTLY: The stake has also come up with a recommended weekly plan of action for the year 2000 to help members fulfill their food storage needs.  Each month, as previously mentioned, is assigned a specific food or category.  Within each month, a weekly plan is given to help achieve the monthly goal of acquiring a year's supply of the assigned food or category, as well as various scripture references showing the importance of each food.  The plans are divided up by month, and are located on the following pages: