Keep in mind
Take your time: It could take up to three months to build a complete stockpile. A family of three can expect to shell out an extra $100 per
month while amassing those supplies. But by the end of three months, your grocery spending should be 50 to 70 percent less
than it was before you started to stockpile.
Help your community: If you’ve purchased something that you won’t be able to use before it expires, donate it to a shelter or a soup kitchen.
Add it up: A family of three with an original monthly grocery bill of $450 should be spending an average of about $150 per month on groceries, between keeping up the stockpile and buying perishables.