MORMONS!!! Do you have to be Mormon to shop at the food storage places?February 9, 2011 No Comments
I nannied for a Mormon family for a year and helped a little with their food storage and then I had a good friend whose family had to live off of theirs for a year when her dad had a heart attack and couldn't work. I kinda wanna start doing one. can I shop at their bulk places and is there a place where you can learn more about what they do w/o going to the Mormon church?
that's the one thing i like about the mormons. i started stockpiling long ago, and recently, i too had to live off these stores of food for awhile. i've never heard of a mormons only food store, but i don't doubt there are some in salt lake. get yourself a costco card. read the supermarket ads, often find some great deals on basic supplies. grab them while they're cheap. it's all about planning, and following the plan.
Our bulk food places are Sam's Club and CostCo. no kidding. You can go to places that sell things specifically designed for our emergency food storage, but they're usually lower quality and cost TWICE as much. almost everyone who does do food storage finds their favorite canned foods (fruits although they're a luxury, canned sauce, canned soups, bouillion) and favorite grains and starches (rice, noodles, potatoes, etc), and just bulks up on them. then we pay attention to their expiration dates and just use them up.
Saves money and you have a boatload of food if you ever need to depend on it.
Food storage places? Um, most of us buy from commercial businesses. anyone can buy from them. try Googling emergency supply stores and see what comes up. You can get MRE's and things from those, but most of us just buy a little extra of what we use anyway. There isn't much point in buying, say, wheat grass, if nobody in your family will ever eat the stuff. the smartest way would be to just pay attention to what's on sale among the longer-lasting items you already eat–cereals, canned foods, ect.–and just buy a couple extra boxes when you go to the store anyway. then, instead of just shoving it all in a cupboard or box somewhere and throwing it out when it goes bad, cycle through it when what you've already opened runs out. Replace as you go, slowly building your emergency supplies until you have enough to last a while. Don't buy it all at once if you can't afford it, but start setting money aside each month so you can add to what you have.
I gave a link to find a Family Home storage place near you. Call them up and arrange something. the one here in Columbus is for anyone, so I'm assuming that they all are.
Atheism is a fallacy.
Home Storage Centers are usually open to the public, but may be by appointment. they sell wheat, corn, beans, rice and pasta, as well as #10 cans and oxygen depletion packets. You have to dry pack the cans yourself, using the equipment provided. a volunteer worker will show you how to use them. You cannot bring in any grain of your own, lest it be infested (a common problem). they are not to be confused with the Bishop's Storehouse, which doesn't sell any food at all, but fills orders from Bishops for those who are on church welfare. the Bishop's Storehouse is often at the same location, and shares the same phone line.
Those food storage places are private businesses and are not affiliated with the Church. anyone can shop there.
c. is such an idiot. the Church has no secret funds. CPAs conduct audits on Church funds and the use thereof on a regular basis to make sure everything is accounted for. I've personally worked with one of these CPAs and participated in more than one audit. the Church runs thrift stores, distribution centers (where people get Church-related materials), and welfare-oriented food stores (for people struggling financially). although the distribution centers will sometimes have equipment for dry-freezing, they do not sell actual food for food storage. Again, food storage stores are privately operated and are not affiliated with the Church. besides, Church-run thrift stores and distribution centers are also open to the public.
It's up to the store/the bishop of the stake (church area). they are privately owned, but operated by the mormon church which receives some of the profit (which promptly disappears into LDS coffers, never allowed to be tracked again). Those that are closed to the public are often the busiest because of high percentage LDS in the area. Most are open to the public. It's a smooth way to rake in more desperate and therefore more gullible members. Need vs. need. There are growing rumors flying about bulk food canneries eventually being closed to the public, and opened only to LDS members in coming dire times. Incentive to join, eh? That's just what they are hoping for.
I wouldn't allow them a thin dime, even if I'm starving to death. even if my children were starving to death. our souls are worth far more than a few bits of cheap food. to God, anyway. from a human perspective I'm a horrible person and mother. Tough.
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