We are going to feature a new weekly Food Storage plan. It is called "A Complete Year's Supply Purchased Within One Year on Five Dollars a Week". However due to increasing high food prices it might be "Ten Dollars a Week" on some weeks. At the end of the year you will have:
500 pounds of wheat
180 pounds of sugar
40 pounds of powdered milk
12 pounds of salt
10 pounds of honey
5 pounds of peanut butter
45 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
6 pounds of yeast
6 pounds of shortening
12 pounds of macaroni
This should be enough to sustain 2 people for 1 year. For every 2 people in your family, add $5.00 more and double or triple the amount of the item you are buying for that week.
I am including a PDF & Excel File* of the entire year (52 weeks) so that you can look ahead and buy items as they go on sale. Hopefully that way we can keep it to $5.00 a week. Each week I will update the sidebar for the new "Item of the Week" to purchase. Holly suggested to add TVP somewhere on this list also.
Some weeks you will have leftover change. Save the change each week in a kitty to be used for the weeks you may exceed $5.00 (for example, as when purchasing wheat or milk)
Just another note... I didn't come up with this plan on my own. Another ward in our Stake started this plan and I thought it would be a great feature on our blog.
*for some reason the excel files uploads with a blank page before the 52 weeks. Not sure why, but if this bugs you then download the PDF version :)