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Old 04-30-2019, 10:40 AM
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Any Mormons in your area? Their Mormon Canneries/Home Storage Centers will sell to anyone.

Other churches often have connections with "food pantries" or food banks" even if they don't operate kitchens on their own. You might be able to tack your order on with theirs if you can't buy directly. I'm not sure how all that works now since the Fed got involved a few years back.

Some church groups used to do bulk buying; parishoners pooling their funds to get better prices on stuff. That doesn't seem all that common any more, but it wouldn't hurt to ask.

There's always Amazon and eBay...

The "survival" or "prep" places tend to be expensive if you're not careful.

One thing to keep in mind: if your scenario involves having to do without normal water supply, some foods take a lot of water to prepare in the usual ways. If you're going to be running off stored water you need to adjust your recipes accordingly.

I tend to go with canned goods, buying a can or two every time I got to Wal-Mart or Dollar General. A lot of canned goods are pre-cooked and only need to be warmed up, or can be eaten cold if it comes down to that
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