This form should give you an idea of the volume of food you may need. You will need to use your own judgment when making decisions as to how much food to buy. Fifty pounds of oats can work wonders in the right hands, but if you're limited to making oatmeal it will seem silly to buy so much. Something that many experts say: Buy and store the kind of food that you will eat.

Use the following calculator to figure the minimum food storage amounts for your family for a year. These are only recommendations. You will need to determine the needs of your own family.

 

 

Enter number of family members here:

Number of family members, Ages 7+
Number of family members, Ages 0-6
 

Grains
Wheat
lbs

Flour
lbs

Corn Meal
lbs

Oats
lbs

Rice
lbs

Pasta
lbs

Total Grains
lbs


Fats and Oils
Shortening
lbs

Vegetable Oil
gal

Mayonnaise
qts

Salad Dressing
qts

Peanut Butter
lbs

Total Fats
lbs


Legumes
Beans, dry
lbs

Lima Beans
lbs

Soy Beans
lbs

Split Peas
lbs

Lentils
lbs

Dry Soup Mix
lbs

Total Legumes
lbs


Sugars
Honey
lbs

Sugar
lbs

Brown Sugar
lbs

Molasses
lbs

Corn Syrup
lbs

Jams
lbs

Fruit Drink, powdered
lbs

Flavored Gelatin
lbs

Total Sugars
lbs


Milk
Dry Milk
lbs

Evaporated Milk
cans

Other
lbs

Total Dairy
lbs


Cooking Essentials
Baking Powder
lbs

Baking Soda
lbs

Yeast
lbs

Salt
lbs

Vinegar
gal


Water
Water
gal

Bleach
gal