“Should college students and other single persons get involved in food storage programs?” New Era, Nov. 1971, 9
Food storage is not only a protection against emergencies; it is also a sound principle from an economic and time management point of view. Regularly used foods (as well as other essentials, such as toilet articles and notebook paper) bought in quantity can mean a savings to the purchaser not only in money but also in time.
If based on and used in day-to-day living, not just stored away to keep one alive in an extreme emergency, food storage is a sound principle for students and single people as well as families. Obviously, amount of storage space and permanency of tenure would have to be qualifying factors.
As with all counsel from Church leaders, this advice to keep a reserve supply of food and other essentials on hand brings added joy to him who obeys it by providing added security, better money management, and increased convenience. The counsel is not just for survival; it is also for a more practical and satisfying day-to-day life-style.