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Cheap Food Storage Plan

In my opinion the Mormons are the absolute best when it comes to understanding food storage and making it work effectively and inexpensively. This plan was originally created by a Ward Preparedness Specialist for a local Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It was set up initially as a $5 per week food storage plan. It may or may not be that cheap today but it is a good plan and can be done inexpensively, even today.

There are 2 keys to building a cheap food storage plan. The first is to be consistent in purchasing something each and every week. The second is food rotation. You store what you eat and eat what you store.  This page presents the original $5 plan.


The Original $5 Food Storage Plan

Week 1: 6 lbs. salt Week 2: 5 cans cream of chicken soup
Week 3: 20 lbs. of sugar Week 4: 8 cans tomato soup
Week 5: 50 lbs. wheat Week 6: 6 lbs. macaroni
Week 7: 20 lbs. sugar Week 8: 8 cans tuna
Week 9: 6 lbs. yeast Week 10: 50 lbs. wheat
Week 11: 8 cans tomato soup Week 12: 20 lbs. sugar
Week 13: 10 lbs. powdered milk Week 14: 7 boxes macaroni and cheese
Week 15: 50 lbs. wheat Week 16: 5 cans cream of chicken soup
Week 17: 1 bottle 500 multi-vitamins Week 18: 10 lbs. powdered milk
Week 19: 5 cans cream mushroom soup Week 20: 50 lbs. wheat
Week 21: 8 cans tomato soup Week 22: 20 lbs. sugar
Week 23: 8 cans tuna Week 24: 6 lbs. shortening
Week 25: 50 lbs. wheat Week 26: 5 lbs. honey
Week 27: 10 lbs. powdered milk Week 28: 20 lbs. sugar
Week 29: 5 lbs. peanut butter Week 30: 50 lbs. wheat
Week 31: 7 boxes macaroni and cheese Week 32: 10 lbs. powdered milk
Week 33: 1 bottle 500 aspirin Week 34: 5 cans cream of mushroom soup
Week 35: 50 lbs. wheat Week 36: 7 boxes macaroni and cheese
Week 37: 6 lbs. salt Week 38: 20 lbs. sugar
Week 39: 8 cans tomato soup Week 40: 50 lbs. wheat
Week 41: 5 cans cream chicken soup Week 42: 20 lbs. sugar
Week 43: 1 bottle 500 multi-vitamins Week 44: 8 cans tuna
Week 45: 50 lbs. wheat Week 46: 6 lbs. macaroni
Week 47: 20 lbs. sugar Week 48: 5 cans cream mushroom soup
Week 49: 5 lbs. honey Week 50: 20 lbs. sugar
Week 51: 8 cans tomato soup Week 52: 50 lbs. wheat


Some weeks you will have leftover change. Save the change each week to be used for the weeks you may exceed $5.00 (like wheat or milk).

After your 52 weeks worth of purchases you will end up with:

500 pounds of wheat 180 pounds of sugar
40 pounds of powdered milk 12 pounds of salt
10 pounds of honey 5 pounds peanut butter
40 cans of tomato soup 15 cans of cream of mushroom soup
15 cans of cream of chicken soup 24 cans of tuna
21 boxes of macaroni and cheese 500 aspirin
1000 multi-vitamins 6 pounds of yeast
6 pounds of shortening 12 pounds of macaroni

This should be enough to sustain two people for one year. For every two people in your family add $5.00 more and double or triple the amount of the item you are buying that week.

If you can not afford more than the $5.00 a week for the whole family at least do the $5.00, it’s a start.

Remember to mark the date on each item when you buy them and use the oldest first.

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