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Home Storage Center/LDS Dry-Pack Cannery Location

Portland Home Storage Center Bulk FoodTo find the Home Storage Center nearest you, click here. Please note, Home Storage Centers are for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Later-day Saints; however, non-members may be allowed to utilized them as well.  If you are NOT a member of the church, please call the Home Storage Center in your area IN ADVANCE of your visit to find out if you are allowed to use the facility.

For a price list/order form of the long-term food storage products sold at the Home Storage Center, click here.

Home Storage Center hours of operation:

Walk-ins (no scheduled groups)-Tuesdays & Thursdays 9-3 PM.

Scheduled sessions for groups, stakes & wards - Tuesday & Thursday evenings from 6-9 PM, and Saturday mornings from 9-12 PM (noon).

For more information about the LDS Home Storage Center (LDS Dry-Pack Cannery), click on the links below.

Video on how to dry-pack long-term food storage at an LDS Home Storage Center, click here

Video tutorial on  how to set-up and use a portable dry-pack canner available for check-out at LDS Home Storage Centers, click here

Buy Pre-Packaged Food at the Home Storage Centers or order on line, click here…

Dry-Pack Food at Home with a Portable Canner, click here…

Family Home Storage Starter Kits/One month Kit available at the Home Storage Centers or on line, click here…

More about the  Home Storage Center, click here…

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How To Use a Portable Dry-Pack Canner

Video by Brigitte

With a missionary from the LDS Home Storage Center 

 

Home Storage Center price list, click here…

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How to Dry-Pack Your Long Term Food Storage in #10 Cans at an LDS Home Storage Center

Video by Brigitte

With Marcus & Donna White, Sidney, and a missionary from the LDS Home Storage Center

Home Storage Center price list, click here…

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Buy Pre-Packaged Food Storage

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You can purchase pre-packaged long-term food storage cases from the LDS Distribution Center (shipping is included), or buy them at the  Home Storage Center during hours of operation on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Distribution Center prices &  Home Storage Center prices

 Family Home Storage Cases

  • Case of (6) cans of quick oats (14.41 lbs. total net weight) for $20. 50, $12.30  
  • Case of (6) #10 cans of hard red winter wheat (33lbs. total net weight) for $26.25, $15.60
  • Case of (6) #10 cans of white rice (32.4 lbs. total net weight) for $32.00, $21.60
  • Case of (6) #10 cans of pinto beans (31.2 lbs. total net weight) for $37.50, $25.50

 

 

For more information about the  Home Storage Center, click here…

Family Home Storage Starter Kit information, click here…

Home Storage Center price list, click here…

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Dry-Pack Food at Home with a Portable Canner

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Borrow a portable dry-pack canner from the Home Storage Center (LDS Dry-Pack Cannery) to can long-term food storage.

Portland Home Storage Center portable dry-pack canner in its container

There are portable dry-pack canners available for check-out at the LDS Home Storage Centers so you can dry-pack your own bulk food in #10 cans outside of the cannery. They are heavy but compact enough to fit in a regular size trunk (some weigh approximately 75 lbs – others are aluminum  and weigh about 35 lbs).  

You can reserve the canner by calling the Home Storage Center. You will need to  return it a few days after check-out.

For liability reasons, the canners cannot be used in an LDS Church building.

When you are ready to check-out the portable canner, remember to buy:

  • Products: You can purchase the bulk food, click here for a price list needed for your dry-packing from the storage center, or dry-pack your own store-bought commodities.
  • Cans: The #10 cans (approximately 3.5 quarts) are by far the choice containers for long-term storage of dry food – they are rodent proof and highly resistant to puncture and moisture. Calculate the amount of cans you need for the product to be dry-packed – this information is available on the Provident Living order form.
  • Lids: They are necessary to seal your cans – you also should have white plastic lids to close the cans after opening them.
  • Oxygen absorbers: Should be placed on top of the food before sealing the can (except for granulated sugar)– they protect dry food from insect damage and help preserve product quality. The oxygen absorbers remove oxygen more effectively than vacuum packaging. Products dry-packed with oxygen absorbers must be low in moisture and oil content – if moisture content is not low enough, botulism poisoning may result. 
  • Boxes: 6 #10 cans can be stored in a cardboard box available at the storage center - cans stored in right size boxes stack very well.
  • Labels: They are free if you purchase products from the dry-pack cannery – date your cans and your boxes. 

Watch this video tutorial on how to use a portable dry-pack canner from the Portland Home Storage Center.

 

The following is a list of approved and non-approved products for long- term food storage (list from Welfares Services Home Storage Centers):

Approved Products: Non-fat dry milk and milk/whey products such as hot cocoa – bleached or unbleached flour – soft and hard grains – grains that are not milled or cracked and do not have an oily  seed coat such as white rice, wheat, dry-corn, popcorn, barley etc., oats (quick and regular), dried peas and beans, and dehydrated refried beans, eggless pasta products, dehydrated or freeze-dried food that are dry enough to snap, texturized vegetable protein (TVP), soup mixes (without bouillon), gelatin, cheese powder.

Non-Approved Products: These products will not store well because of their high moisture or oil content – milled grains, nuts, brown rice, sesame, pearled barley.

A Mylar sealer is also available for check-out from the Home Storage Center. The machine weighs approximately 35 lbs. You will need to buy Mylar pouches and oxygen absorbers to dry-pack your products. Mylar pouches are easily punctured and not rodent proof. Keep them in a plastic tub when stored.

For more information about the  Home Storage Center

To read about the Family Home Storage Starter Kit, click here…

 Home Storage Center-LDS Dry-Pack Cannery price list/order form, click here…

If you need the address and phone number of the  Home Storage Center, leave a comment in the box below.

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Family Home Storage Starter Kit/One Month Kit

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Family Home Storage Starter Kits can be ordered for $29.75 from the LDS Distribution Center, or bought directly at the Home Storage Center for $18.70.

The family home storage starter kit may be used to teach family home storage principles and help individuals get started with longer-term food storage. The kit includes materials that teach the importance of a three-month food supply, water storage, and savings and 6 cans of longer-term food supply items.
The kit contains:

  • All is Safely Gathered In: Family Home Storage pamphlet
  • All is Safely Gathered In: Family Finances pamphlet
  • All is Safely Gathered In: Basic Recipes pamphlet
  • Financial reserve and drinking water teaching aids
  • Two #10 cans of hard red winter wheat (11 lbs. total net weight)
  • Two #10 cans of white rice (10.8 lbs. total net weight)
  • One #10 can of pinto beans (5.2 lbs. net weight)
  • One #10 can of quick oats (2.4 lbs. net weight)
    This information is found on the LDS Distribution Center Website.

Home Storage Center price list, click here…

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2011 POES Dry-packing Schedule

The POES 2012 Schedule for Dry-Packing at the Home Storage Center

Our stake has one day every other month scheduled at the Portland Home Storage Center where members of the stake can dry-pack products for their own food storage (see price list below).

You can sign-up through the Stake Self-Reliance Intelligent Living Network (send an e-mail), or in your ward. Sign-up will be done first-come, first-serve. You will be notified if you are signed-up to go. There are always cancellations at the last minute, and the members on the waiting list will be contacted as soon as cancellations occur.

You can find the printable order form/price list on the Provident Living Website.

If you wish to know the address and phone number of the Home Storage Center in the Portland, Oregon area, leave a message in the comment box below. The address for Home Storage Centers in other areas can be found on the Provident Living website.

POE Stake Dry-pack Canning Dates:

2012 Schedule

Each scheduled session is on a Thursday evening from 6-9 PM.

Jan. 12th

Feb. 9th

March 8th

April 12th

May 10th

June 7th

July 12th

August 9th

Sept. 13th

Oct. 11th

Nov. 8th

Dec.6th

View this video about dry-packing at the Portland Home Storage Center

by Brigitte

with Marcus & Donna W.,  Sidney S., and a missionary from the LDS Home Storage Center

Please be considerate. The missionaries are volunteering their time to operate the Portland Home Storage Center. If you have to cancel and you are going as a private group, call the center directly. If you are going with your ward or stake and need to cancel, call your coordinator.

Rules

  • Wear the right shoes: No open-toed shoes or sandals - it is an OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) regulation.
  • Be on time: The “Cannery Rules” and Job Assignments need to be made at the beginning of every session.  The longer we have to wait for you the later we start and the later we end.  Be considerate of others time, some are paying babysitters, some have other appointments, some were considerate of your time and they arrived on time.
  • Have your order form filled out BEFORE you arrive: Order forms are collected upon your arrival so all products being purchased can be tallied.  This allows us to know which products we need to start canning.  Without the tally we don’t know what and how much of each product we need.
  • Have correct payment: Payment can be made by credit cards (Visa & Master Cards), cash or check.  As long as you place your order with the current order form (you can always check providentliving.org to print the current one) and since you’ll be filling it out in advance – you’ll know the exact amount you need to bring in cash or pay by check (change can be made for cash purchases, but is limited so bring exact change if you can).  If you have any questions about the products or pricing please call the Home Storage Center in advance of your session – they are there to help.
  • No outside commodities: You can only dry-pack products purchased at the Home Storage Center.
  • Children are allowed: They must be ten years old or mature enough to dry-pack in the cannery, but have to be 16 to operate the canner.

Read about the Starter Kit/One Month Kit

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The Home Storage Center

 

Dry-Pack Canning at the  Home Storage Center

By Brigitte

Walk-in hours at the  Home Storage Center (PHSC) are every Tuesdays & Thursdays from 9-3 p.m.

 

Watch this video: Dry-pack canning long-term food storage in #10 cans at an LDS Home Storage Center during walk-in hours.

 

 

Wards, Stakes, and private groups can call during hours of operation to schedule a dry-pack session. These scheduled sessions run only on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6-9 p.m., and Saturday mornings from 9-12 p.m. (noon). You must arrive promptly the day of your scheduled dry-packing session. Group size must be a minimum of 8 people and no more than 35. You must let the PHSC know how many people will be coming on the scheduled date.

 

 

Portland Home Storage Center front desk

Please be considerate. The missionaries are volunteering their time to operate the Portland Home Storage Center. If you have to cancel and you are going as a private group, call the center directly. If you are going with your ward or stake and need to cancel, call your coordinator.

 Rules

  • Wear the right shoes: No open-toed shoes or sandals - it is an OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) regulation.
  • Be on time: The “Cannery Rules” and Job Assignments need to be made at the beginning of every session.  The longer we have to wait for you the later we start and the later we end.  Be considerate of others time, some are paying babysitters, some have other appointments, some were considerate of your time and they arrived on time.
  • Have your order form filled out BEFORE you arrive: Order forms are collected upon your arrival so all products being purchased can be tallied.  This allows us to know which products we need to start canning.  Without the tally we don’t know what and how much of each product we need.
  • Have correct payment: Payment can only be made by cash or check.  As long as you place your order with the current order form (you can always check providentliving.org to print the current one) and since you’ll be filling it out in advance – you’ll know the exact amount you need to bring in cash or pay by check (change can be made for cash purchases, but is limited so bring exact change if you can).  If you have any questions about the products or pricing please call the Home Storage Center in advance of your session – they are there to help.
  • No outside commodities: You can only dry-pack products purchased at the Home Storage Center. 
  • Children are allowed: They must be ten years old or mature enough to dry-pack in the cannery, but have to be 16 to operate the canner.

You need to have the order form filled out before the scheduled group dry-pack canning session begins.

You can find the printable order form/price list on the Provident Living Website

Portable Dry-pack Canners

Watch this video tutorial: How to use a portable dry-pack canner 

There are three portable canners available for check-out so you can dry-pack your own bulk food in your home. They are heavy but compact enough to fit in a regular size trunk. For liability reasons, the canners cannot be used in a church building. You need to remember to buy the needed amount of cans, lids, oxygen packets, and boxes when you check-out the canner. You can reserve the canner by calling the LDS Home Storage Center. The canner must be returned a few days after check-out. At this time, there is a two months waiting list. For more information about portable dry-pack canners, read “Dry-Pack Food at Home with a Portable Canner”.

Portland Home Storage Center portable dry-pack canner in its container

 

If you wish to know the address and phone number of the Home Storage Center, leave a message in the comment box below.

 

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