Home Food Storage has long been recommended by the prophets and leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. There are many reasons to follow this prophetic counsel:
1. More economical
Almost everyone can save on their grocery budget by buying in bulk, or stocking up on sale items, or using foods such as rice, grains or pasta as the basis of most meals, or growing and preserving some of your own food.
2. Prepares us for the unexpected
Having even a little food on hand can be a great blessing for unexpected events such as illness, unemployment, a local disaster or even large-scale disaster.
3. Teaches life lessons
Young children and adults can learn good lessons from storing, rotating and even growing food. Some lessons are: planning and preparation, living on a budget, the law of the harvest (reaping what you sow), and many others.
4. To follow the prophet
Prophets always teach us so that we can prepare. We will be blessed for our efforts to follow their counsel.