Bulk food purchases can really add to your larder – and fast. It is usually cheaper to buy in bulk as well.
The LDS Home Storage Centers have many bulk foods at incredibly cheap prices. They sell to Mormons and non-Mormons alike, and are very kind and knowledgeable people. We are lucky enough to have two in this general area, one in Kennewick, WA and one in Boise, ID.
The Kennewick Home Storage Center is at: 6501 W Deschutes, Kennewick, WA 99336, and the phone number is: 509-735-6455. The Kennewick warehouse does not carry large bulk bags, only #10 cans.
The Boise Home Storage Center is at: 604 E 46th St., Boise, ID 83714 and the phone number is: 208-375-7893
Make sure you call before planning your trip, they use volunteers to run the warehouse, and so days and hours are limited.
Prices are very good. An example is 25 lbs of beans for $15, 25 lbs rice $9, 25 lbs hard red wheat $6, and hard white wheat $7. They also have most items in #10 cans and the prices are comparable.
Here is a link to the order form, so you can make your decisions ahead of time and plan around your budget.
By Michele Cooper