Low cost dehydrated foods, breakfasts, entres, bulk foods

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This is not an advertisement, it is a strong personal recommendation.

Breedlove is a 501-c-3 non-profit organization that owns a dehydrating and packing plant in Lubbock, Texas. They have the ability to dehydrate 100,000 pounds of raw vegetables a day (makes 450,000 1 cup servings), and can pack 550,000 1 cup servings a day.

They provide food at below cost to other charities, and have a retail operation that sells to the public. Surpluses from the retail distribution help fund the charitable aspects. They believe they are the first non-profit facility of their size anywhere in the world. They are probably right, I look for such things and they are the only one I have found.

They offer a variety of entres (spicy vegetable rice, chicken rice, beef, rice, pork rice, etc (think rice-a-roni), chili mac, by the carton and by the pail.

By the truck load, to charities, for 1 million 1 cup servings (that's 1 cup dry, and how many servings you get on a truck), the cost is 3.1 cents per serving, or 31 thousand for the truckload. It's more expensive at retail to the public, but still below the prices of the food storage industry, and they guarantee shipment in 10 days.

Here's the parent non-profit site. If you are a church or non-profit organization stocking up, be sure to contact them:


Here's their retail website:

Harvest Ladle Foods

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-- robert waldrop (rmwj@soonernet.com), July 29, 1999



Still pretty spendy. Around here you can buy 100 lbs of beans for $30, and vac seal and put in containers for another $10, they get $30 for 18 lbs.

Still, thanx for the post, it's nice to see a prep post instead of all the polly/doomer stuff.

-- CT (ct@no.yr), July 29, 1999.


-- thinkIcan (thinkIcan@make.it), July 29, 1999.



-- CT (ct@no.yr), July 29, 1999.

Well just went and checked it all out. IMHO I would say that I really wasn't too impressed with it. Seems to me that the average person might be better off storing food themselves. It not only would be cheaper but you would get more variety than just beef-flavored rice and such. Since I do have most of the basics already, I was really looking for something more I think...sigh.

-- shellie (shellie01@hotmail.com), July 29, 1999.

Do your own food preparation, that way you know what your getting and you won't leave any paper trail.

-- already prepared (alreadyprepared@already.com), July 29, 1999.


Yup, you got that right. Rice, a bullion cube, and some spices, you got Rice-a-Roni. Pinto beans, some meat, an onion, a crunched tomato and a few spices, yummy. For variety, get some foil gravey mixes, vac pak them too, they'll last forever. If you live in the country, learn to trap..Even in the city you can trap meat. If you have the staples, wate,r and a heat source, you got it made in the shade.

-- CT (ct@no.yr), July 29, 1999.

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