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Hilliard Ward Food Storage Website

This website is intended to provide a readily-available site to access information related to the Food Storage program available to the Hilliard Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. The information that will be placed on this site will not infringe on any copyrights, written or assumed, and is not for profit or any kind of material gain for myself, the ward, or the Church in general.

We have currently the files available from the Food Storage floppy disk in Microsoft Word 97 format:

CHILDFD.doc -- a copy of an article from the March 1998 Ensign by Kay Franz. The article has information on how to adjust the standard food storage values to provide enough for children.

DRYICE.doc -- instructions on how to use dry ice to provide CO2 (carbon dioxide) when using plastic buckets for dry packing. The carbon dioxide helps prevent infestation by insects.

DRYPACK.doc -- a copy of an article from the August 1996 Ensign in the Random Sampler section. The article summarizes some of the benefits of dry packing, as well as what products can and cannot be dry packed.

DRYPCK.doc -- detailed instructions on how to dry pack food storage items, divided into sections according to the container type.

DRYPKLBL.doc -- a listing of the recommended time limits to put on your dry pack labels.

ELDPERRY.doc -- a summary of a talk given by Elder L. Tom Perry during the October 1995 General Conference, entitled Hold to Iron Rod in Looking and Planning for the Future".

frstpresltr.doc -- a copy of a letter issued by the First Presidency of the Church on June 24, 1998, entitled Preparing for Emergencies. The letter was originally published in the October 1988 issue of the Ensign.

HOMEPROD.doc -- a large document with extensive details and plans for setting up a system for producing, preserving, and storing food and other essential items. There is also information regarding gardening, canning, making soap, and even a few recipes using basic storage items.

HOMESTOR.doc -- a copy of an article from the June 1989 Ensign entitled Home Storage: Build on the Basics. The article gives a basic overview of why home storage is important, as well as some suggested items and methods to use.

MILKSTOR.doc -- a copy of an article from the March 1997 Ensign by Welfare Services. The article goes over what types of milk are best to use in home food storage, as well as recommended amounts for family members.

RECIPE.doc -- a collection of various recipes that take advantage of various items commonly found in home food storage.

recpbook.doc -- the Columbus Ohio Stake food storage cookbook, as compiled by Jennie Dragoo (stake food storage specialist), dated February 1999. The recipes include dry soup mixes that can be pre-made and kept in dry pack containers in storage until needed, as well as recipes using wheat and other grains in place of meat. There is also a list of additional cookbooks and other resources that can be used to prepare nutritional and tasty foods using your food storage items.

WATERSTR.doc -- instructions on how to store and safely sanitize water in case of emergencies, as well as how much water to store and suggestions on how to find room to store the water.

The Columbus Ohio Stake website is located at: This site contains links to the Columbus Ohio Temple site and the main Stake site, as well as information from the 1999 Food Storage program.

Additional information can also be found on the Ohio State University's Agricultural website at