Food Security

Food Security for most people means having enough food stored to sustain you until more food arrives. In a disaster, this usually means a 3 day supply, but could mean up to a week or a month or more worth of emergency supply.

Food security, if you sustain and grow your own food supply, also means having enough food to get you through an entire year until the next harvest. For those who are preparing for a complete economic meltdown, nuclear fallout, or other large catastrophe, food security means having enough food stored for several years of sustenance. Whichever the case, we will give you some helpful hints on how to secure enough food for you and your family.

Here is a Form that will help you approximate how much food you need for your family. Enter the numbers in the yellow field and see the results below

Household Input ENTER assumptions unit
Adults and Children over 5 2 Adults 3.83 lbs food/day/person
Young children (1-5 years) 3 Children 2000 calories/adult/day
Storage Plan 30 day plan 1600 calories/child/day
8 servings of grain/day/adult
Food Needs 5 servings of fruit/day/adult
Household Caloric Needs 8800 calories/day 5 servings of vegetables/day/adult
Food category servings lbs 3 servings of dairy/day/adult or child
Grains 556 62.63 6 oz/day meat/adult
Fruits 370 41.68 5 servings of legumes/day/adult
Vegetables 370 41.68 2 sevings oil per day/adult
Dairy 276 31.09 5 servings of sugar/day/adult
Meat 282 31.77 6 servings of grain/day/child
legumes 370 41.68 4 servings of fruit/day/child
oils 184 20.73 4 servings of vegetables/day/adult
sugar 20.14 2.27 3 servings of dairy/day/adult or child
3 oz/day meat/child
sources 4 servings of legumes/day/child 2 servings oil per day/child 0.11 lbs/serving
16 ozs/pound
34 servings of food/day/adult
1.8 oz/serving