Skip to comments.Prices at LDS canneries show inflation for food up between 11 and 49%
Posted on 04/18/2011 4:49:20 PM PDT by DeaconBenjamin
Price inceases on April 4th at the LDS canneries show inflation up between 11 and 49% for many basic food staples. These rise in prices are a strong barometer for the overall economy since the LDS facilities are usually the last to raise prices for their communities, which provides food in bulk that they can collect through their vast networking operations.
According to the new price list from April 4th, many food staples have increased by more than 20% since the last price list came out just 3 months ago on January 3rd.
Beans. Black 13.69%
Beans, Pinto 12.13%
Beans, White 11.88%
Milk, Non Fat Dry 25.00%
Wheat, Red/White 44.54%
Apple Slices 24.53%
Oats, Quick 48.90%
Oats, Regular 49.19%
Potato Flakes 33.33%
Beans, Refried 27.72%
Cocoa Mix 40.69%
Fruit Drink Mix 26.20%
As the government and Federal Reserve continues to tell the American people that inflation is low, and contained by their monetary policies, the real barometer of inflation in the economy comes from the grocers, markets, and institutions that deal with food sales and production, and must monitor prices daily as commodities continue to climb.
The LDS's raising food prices at their canneries by 11 to 49% in just three months should be a serious wakeup call to all Americans on the true inflationary conditions that exist in our economy, and that we need to constantly look outside government reports for the true data affecting our spending and finances.
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I was buying their canned powdered milk for $15.95 since last year. I went to buy more this past month and in one month it went from $15.95 to 19.95.
Some food pantries — at what they were getting for their $ — can no longer afford to keep their shelves stocked...and are having to appeal elsewhere.
The pinglists may find this interesting....
Scary....inflation is obviously a lot worse than the media (both Liberal and GOP) are mentioning
Teaching preparedness is one of only 2 things ,I believe, to be of worth to come out of the LDS church. The other one is John Moses Browning, which in a way, helps us prepare too.
I just checked my inflation gage today. Small cup of coffee and two stick donuts: 1999 $.90, Nov 2008 $2.65, April 2011 $2.95. There no inflation.LOL
I only got to attend a canning session one time about two years ago, but it was a lot of fun.If you can I encourage anyone to go. It's fun and the people I worked with were a great bunch and there was absolutely NO pressure as far as pushing LDS doctrine on me. Very difficult for a non-Saint to attend here in Albuquerque.
$3 bucks for that? Where are you LA, Chicago or NYC?
if one is not LDS, one can still shop at their pantries?
Is there an LDS outlet store in Albq??
I gotta go up there in May for follow-up appointment at the VA, and it might be worth a visit before I head home.. ;)
It’s my understanding the answer is “Yes”.
I believe Utah Girl was the one that shared such a operation with us once here at FR. She is a wealth of information on canning and storage.
She hasn’t posted since November 2010....prayers that she is Ok.
It apparently varies from ward to ward. I was allowed to attend one session. A couple of missionaries manage to find me a sponser to attend that a session. I boxed and stacked cases of powder milk during the session and then I help many get their purchase out to their vehicles. Like I said it was a very good experince, fun friendly people and I came away with a good sense of accomplishing something. Additionally I manage to surprse a few Saints with my volunterying to help them get their purchases out to their cars they where surprise when they found out a non-Saint was working so hard to help.
I miss Utah Girl!
She always posted a lot of good, common sense information.
Columbus,Oh I’m sure the cost is higher in those cities. here the kicker. The size of the donuts got smaller (surprise, surprise). The coffee went from 10oz to 12oz back to 10oz.
“if one is not LDS, one can still shop at their pantries?”
Yes, you can. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints does not restrict members of others faiths from using the “Cannery” (”Provident Living, Family Home Storage Center” is the actual name, FYI). There are, however, municipal ordinances that restrict non Latter-day Saints from using the Canneries in some cities, so it’s probably best to make a quick call and double check.
Kart, are you referring to a canning session at a chapel, or at one of the home storage facilities? I know in a lot of areas there are sessions where the canning equipment is brought to a meetinghouse, and the whole ward/congregation does a lot of packing en masse, so I was curious.