Monday, February 27, 2012
A Reminder about the Greensboro Cannery
The Family Home Storage Center (or “cannery”) that is closest to us is in Greensboro. You can make an appointment to pick up bulk food there, or to can the food into cans, by calling the cannery at 336-668-2284 or Sister Mangum at home at 336-584-6019.
Here is more information about the cannery:
Why would you want to go to the cannery?
In general, food from the cannery is about the cheapest you can get it. Sometimes, one thing or another is cheaper at Sam’s or Costco, however, that item wouldn’t be in a bug proof container.
Buying the food at the cannery enables you to can it inside #10 cans and know that it will be good for 20-30 years.
Go to http://www.providentliving.org/pfw/multimedia/files/pfw/pdf/123141_HSC_OrderFormUS_EngNov2011_pdf.pdf to see the current price list.
Sister Mangum said they are open Mondays and Tuesdays in the daytime, on Wednesdays in the evening, and on the 2nd and 4th Saturday in the morning. With those limited hours, you have to get an appointment way in advance. Right now the first opening is April 16.
Each time I have been there, I have been put in a group of 3-7 people, and we all helped each other can our food, and got out within about 3-4 hours.