Today’s the official day changes go into effect for LDS Canneries (Home storage Centers) Nationwide!
If you’ve been to an LDS cannery lately you might have noticed a form similar to the one below announcing the changes taking place.
I know I’ve already addressed some of the changes to the cannery that would occur, but here are some updates and answers to some of the most common questions I’ve been getting.
What Will The Changes Be To LDS Canneries?
First thing, they are no longer called canneries since no canning is done at the facilities, but instead they will now go by – Home Storage Centers.
In 89 of the Church’s 101 home storage centers in the U.S. and Canada, you will no longer be able to can any food, but instead purchase the same items prepackaged. There will no longer be any ability to can items or rent the canner for use at home.
The LDS Canneries instead, will function primarily as a store where you can buy items already in #10 cans or pouches.
- LIMITED BULK FOOD – You can now only buy some of the food items in bulk (see the list below), but each cannery might differ slightly so contact them before hand to see what they have available.
- NO ON-SITE CANNING ACTIVITIES – You can no longer can any food at the cannery, everything will already be pre-packaged.
- NO LONGER RENT CANNER – The canner will no longer be available for home or personal use to can your own items.
Items Available At the Home Storage Centers:
Bulk Food Storage Items Still Available:
They will no longer have all their food storage items to purchase in bulk, but here are a few things most of them will continue to carry (be sure to check before going):
- Black Beans
- White Beans
- Refried Beans
Food Items Available in #10 cans & Pouches:
- Fruit Drink Mix
- Regular Oats
- Quick Oats
- Powdered Milk
- Hot Cocoa Mix
- Sugar, Macaroni
- Spaghetti Bites
- Apple Slices
- White Rice
- White Wheat
- Hard Red Wheat
- White Flour
- Pancake Mix
- Pinto Beans
- Potato Pearls
- Potato Flakes
LDS Cannery Labels – This post has pictures of all the cannery labels which contain storage life, ideal conditions, preparation instructions, ingredients, and more!
Water Filtration Bottle – $16.50 for the Bottle (which includes one filter) and $9.00 for an extra filter. This advanced water filtration bottle removes up to 99.99 percent of pollutants and contaminants found in drinking water. Produces up to 100 gallons of filtered water. 28-ounce water bottle includes one filter, an insulator sleeve, and clip.
*Remember you can also purchase most of these items online if you don’t have a home storage center nearby. They also offer a few other items not available at the home storage centers.
LDS Home Storage Center Locations:
- Locations – You can locate all of the 101 Home Storage Centers (LDS Canneries) here.
12 Remaining Fully Operating Canneries:
The following 12 Home Storage Centers are the only ones that will remain unchanged.
These will continue to allow for self-canning and provide bulk food items:
- Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
- Mesa, Arizona
- Boise, Idaho
- Idaho Falls, Idaho
- Carrollton, Texas
- Lindon, Utah
- Logan, Utah
- Ogden, Utah
- Salt Lake City, Utah (Welfare Square)
- Sandy, Utah
- Springville, Utah
- St. George, Utah
Common Questions & Answers about the LDS Cannery:
Where Can I Find the LDS Cannery Price List & Order Form?
- Order Form – If you plan on purchasing food at the LDS Cannery you can download the current price list and fill out the order form.
- PURCHASE ONLINE – If you do not live near a LDS cannery, they have the option to buy many of the items online!
What are LDS (Mormon) Canneries?
They have been operating for decades and have provided affordable resources to help families become more self-reliant.
Can Non Mormons/Non LDS Use the Canneries?
Absolutely! The LDS canneries are open to anyone who wants to be better prepared.
Self-reliance is something the LDS church encourages not only it’s members to do, but everyone. When you can better help yourself, you are in a better position to help others.