I can't stress enough how important it is to have food storage for you and your family. In this day and time it is essential to put away some extra food for hard times that may or may not be ahead. I have read and learned much about this subject over the past few years and have added to my storage due to the lessons learned. One of my favorite sites is by Marie and I highly recommend you to read and learn from her blog and any others that you may find on food storage. Marie is always happy to answer questions from her readers as are most all bloggers.
First let me say that you don't have to spend a fortune to have food storage. No need to let the mortgage slide or the utilities go unpaid to start this endeavor. The first thing I would recommend is to check your local sales paper. Ours came in the mail today and there are a lot of good bargains to be had by someone interested in keeping their family feed. Here is just an example of what I see in this sales paper. These are just the items that require no special needs for storage, they can be just set in your pantry or a shelf.
Hormel Chilli w/Beans 16oz - $1
Manwich Sloppy Joe Sauce 160z - $1
Hunt's Diced Tomatoes 14.5oz - $1
Hunts Tomato paste or sauce 15oz -$1
Store Brand pasta Sauce 26oz $1
Creamette Dry Pasta 16oz -$1
Kraft Easy Mac Cups 2.05oz -$1
Pasta Roni 7.25oz -$1
Rice A Roni 3.8oz -$1
Store Brand Canned Vegetables 11-15.25oz 2 for $1
I am in no way recommending these brands, just posting what I see here in the paper. I hope this will give you an idea of how simple and inexpensive it is and can be to begin your food storage. Do some research as to how much you need and then look at the sales papers in your area. These items are all $1 or less, from only one sales store sales paper and can be simply stored on a shelf with no extra effort on your part. There are many items that are available for $1 or less, just take a look around and see for yourself. Good Luck and please start today.