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1 Year Food Calculator

The following calculator will help you figure the minimum food storage amounts needed for your family. These figures are recommendations, and are basic year supply minimums only. You will need to choose the best options and foods you should store for your family.

Family, Ages 7 and Older

# Family, Ages 0-6

Your Family Will Need:


lbs of Wheat

lbs of Flour

lbs of Corn Meal

lbs of Oats

lbs of Rice

lbs of Pasta

lbs Total Grains


lbs of Dry Beans

lbs of Lima Beans

lbs of Soy Beans

lbs of Split Peas

lbs of Lentils

lbs of Dry Soup Mix

lbs Total Legumes

Fats and Oils

lbs of Shortening

gal of Vegetable Oil

qts of Mayonnaise

qts of Salad Dressing

lbs of Peanut Butter

lbs Total Fats and Oils

Milk and Dairy

lbs of Dry Milk

cans of Evaporated Milk

lbs of Other Dairy

lbs of Total Milk and Dairy


lbs of Honey

lbs of Sugar

lbs of Brown Sugar

lbs of Molasses

lbs of Corn Syrup

lbs of Jams

lbs of Fruit Drink

lbs of Flavored Gelatin

lbs Total Sugars

Cooking Essentials

lbs of Baking Powder

lbs of Baking Soda

lbs of Yeast

lbs of Salt

gal of Vinegar


lbs of Flavored Apples

lbs of Applesauce

lbs of Banana Chips

lbs of Fruit Mixture

lbs of Fruit Juices

lbs Total Fruits


lbs of Corn

lbs of Peas

lbs of Green Beans

lbs of Carrots

lbs of Potatoes

lbs of Onions

lbs of Tomatoes

lbs Total Vegetables


gal of Water

gal of Bleach

* It is impractical for most families to store a year’s supply of water. However, at least 14 gallons per person are suggested as a two-week emergency reserve.