Food Storage Tips
Inventory Guide



These food storage tips will hopefully assist you in developing a food storage inventory plan that is realistic and useful. Be sure to consult our food storage guidelines as you begin implementing your strategy.

Keep in mind that the following are simply guidelines, not hard and fast rules written in stone. Every person has different tastes and needs, so be sure to adjust slightly to your own preferences.

ONE YEAR FOOD STORAGE
FAMILY OF FOUR (4)

ITEM POUNDS
Wheat 650
Enriched White Flour 60
Corn Meal 145
Rolled Oats 145
White Enriched Rice 290
Pearled Barley 15
Spaghetti & Macaroni 145
TOTAL GRAINS 1450
Beans (dry) 100
Beans, Lima (dry) 5
Beans, Soy (dry) 5
Peas, split (dry) 5
Lentils (dry) 5
Dry Soup Mix 20
TOTAL LEGUMES 140
Vegetable Oil 8 gal
Shortening 16
Mayonnaise 8 qts
Salad Dressing 4 qts
Peanut Butter 16
TOTAL FATS/OILS 104
Milk, Nonfat Dry 60
Milk, Evaporated (12oz) 48 cans
TOTAL MILK 64
Sugar, Granulated 160
Sugar, Brown 12
Molasses 4
Honey 12
Corn Syrup 12
Jams and Preserves 12
Fruit Drink, Powdered 24
Flavored Gelatin 4
TOTAL SUGARS 240
Dry Yeast 2
Soda 4
Baking Powder 4
Vinegar 2 gal
Chlorine Bleach 1 gal
Salt 32
Water 56 gal (2 wks)

For other family sizes, simply multiply or reduce the above quantities proportionally. Don't forget to incorporate food storage safety measures into your program.





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