Lds.org Logo
star star star star star
106 User Reviews

7.6

Overall Score

Providentliving.lds.org is the emergency preparedness hub and online store operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In addition to selling teaching materials and other faith-based products, the store features food storage anyone can purchase as well as educational resources with an emphasis on self-reliance. 

The online store is an extension of brick and mortar stores, referred to as home storage centers, of which there are 101 locations worldwide. 

LDS home storage centers are found in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Washington D.C., and Wyoming.  Canada locations are in Calgary, Lethbridge, Sherwood Park, Toronto, and Vancouver. Canadian shoppers should be aware that store.lds.org does not ship food outside of the U.S. 

Top Ranked Companies

Emergency Essentials Logo
#3 Emergency Essentials chevron_right
7.4 Overall Score
4.0
star star star star star_border
(46)
My Patriot Supply Logo
#4 My Patriot Supply chevron_right
5.8 Overall Score
2.6
star star star_border star_border star_border
(12)
thumb_up

The Good

  • Dry Pack Canning Supplies 
  • Water Filtration 
  • Canned Food Selection  
  • Bagged Food Selection 
  • Low Prices  

Dry Pack Canning Supplies

ProvidentLiving.lds.org is unique in that it sells supplies for dry pack canning. If you're a DIYer when it comes to prepping, you can buy oxygen absorbers, dry pack pouches, and food storage foil pouches on this site. You'll also want to check out the two portable, foot-switch activated, tabletop vacuum sealer models. One is 110 volts and the other is 220 volts. The 220-volt sealer requires a plug adaptor, also included in the product listings. 

Water Filtration

The store sells water filtration products including a counter-top water filtration system, water filtration bottles, extra filters, and replacement parts for each filter system. 

Canned Food Selection

The estimated shelf life of ProvidentLiving.lds.org's number 10 cans is 30 years as long as they are stored in a cool, dry place. The canned food inventory includes both base ingredients and ready-to-eat foods once rehydrated:  

  • Apple slices 
  • Black beans 
  • Carrots 
  • Hard red wheat 
  • Hard White wheat 
  • Macaroni 
  • Nonfat dry milk 
  • Onions 
  • Pinto beans 
  • Potato flakes 
  • Quick oats 
  • Regular oats 
  • Refried beans 
  • Spaghetti bites 
  • Sugar 
  • White beans 
  • White flour 
  • White rice  

Bagged Food Selection

ProvidentLiving.lds.org sells these foods bagged in bulk: 

  • Hot chocolate 
  • Fruit drink mix 
  • Granola 
  • Pancake mix 
  • Potato pearls 
  • Hard red wheat 
  • Hard white wheat  

Low Prices 

The site's number 10 can case prices are astoundingly low, less than half the cost of comparable products. For example, a case of 6 cans of dehydrated apple slices costs $67.50 at store.lds.org. Competitor Daily Bread sells 1 can of dehydrated apple slices for $22.99. For 6 cans from Daily Bread, you'd pay $137.94—over twice as much as store.lds.org's price.  

thumb_down

The Bad

  • Bagged Foods Not Available Online 
  • Limited Entrees  

Bagged Foods Not Available Online  

Bagged food products, including the organization's popular potato pearls, are not available for online ordering and must be purchased from a local store. This is an inconvenience to shoppers looking to build their emergency food supply from online sources.  

Limited Entrees  

ProvidentLiving.lds.org is limited in its selection of ready-to-eat entrees, with the exception of its canned spaghetti bites. Top competitors feature a wide range of delicious meal options like pizza kits, beef stroganoff, burger mix, etc., which are great for family preparedness and the dilemma of picky eaters.   

gavel

The Bottom Line

This emergency preparedness store's biggest strength is in its long-term inventory. Oxygen absorbers and vacuum sealers allow dry pack canning fans to take food storage production into their own hands and the canned food shelf life, ingredient selection, and prices cover all the bases for emergency storage.

Plus, the organization's nationwide storefronts provide local shoppers the opportunity to purchase and even can their own items. 

However, it comes up short in the entree kit department, not providing as much selection for individuals and families who want to regularly incorporate food storage into their meals at home or while camping. Also, not all of the foods featured on the site can be purchased online.  

With ProvidentLiving.lds.org, it really comes down to what you're looking for. But we can confidently say that the price is right no matter who you are! 

Was this content helpful?
thumb_up Yes thumb_down No

Star Rating

5.0

star star star star star

106 Reviews

Review Breakdown

5 grade

95%

4 grade

5%

3 grade

0%

2 grade

0%

1 grade

0%

Sentiment Criteria

Value

star star star star star_half

Quality

star star star star star_half

Service

star star star star star_half

Trustworthiness

star star star star star_half
cancel

Filter by:

arrow_drop_down

Sort by:

arrow_drop_down
info
star star star star star

McKinzie Figueroa Provo, UT

Almost everything that I know about Emergency Prep I have learned through The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. They have so much information on how to be prepared for emergencies and are willing to teach everyone even if you are not a member of the church. They can teach you to be prepared for any emergency out there. I would definitely recommend looking at their site and seeing how they can help you.

2 years ago

star star star star star

Sam Ekberg Gilbert, AZ

Lds.org is an amazing website that I use often! They have tons of information that is trustworthy and accurate. It gives you a real sense of what the church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is and what they aim to do. They always aim to please anyone that comes to visit and does not publish anything bad or hurtful against other churches or organizations. Their emergency prep service is really useful and helpful aswell.

2 years ago

star star star star star

Molly Keogh Ogden, UT

Good basic food storage items are available. They don't have fancy dehydrated meals like some of the other emergency prep stores but their prices are very reasonable and you can buy enough to keep your family fed in an emergency. Highly recommend.

1 year ago

star star star star star

Jen Paxman Lehi, UT

This is an excellent website that gives lists for emergency preparedness. Everything from food storage to 72 hour kits. LDS.org offers emergency aid all of the world and is always offering opportunities to serve around the world and in your own community.

2 years ago

star star star star star

Shauna Horne American Fork, UT

We have bought canned meat food storage and 72-hour kit materials from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They have many supplies available to help with emergency preparedness. They also have very helpful associates as well as handouts to help with preparedness. They are my first choice for emergency preparedness.

2 years ago

star star star star star

Ashley Pleasant Grove, UT

Using the resources on Lds.org you do not need to be a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. The information is free to anyone. The biggest benefit for our family has been the principals taught for preparation. Making preparations now to face whatever challenges that may come our way later. There are food helpful ways to organize your long term supply of basic food items, financial reserves, drinking water, clothing bedding and much more.

2 years ago

star star star star star

Christy Suguturaga Orem, UT

There is a great selection of emergency prep resources and food. And the shelf life is forever. Good peace of mind to know I have boxes of food to last 30-40 years. And I love the starter kits and basic foods that they offer. I’m not extremely prepared I can always do better but lds.org options make it feel not so scarey to get started or just have s little set aside for a rainy day. Also the prices are fair and the food is good quality. Very user friendly and full of goodness.

2 years ago

star star star star star

Jonas De Olveira American Fork, UT

After all the natural disasters happening around the United States during the last few years, I decided it would be wise to do a better job of preparing my family for one. I checked out lds.org and found it to be a very valuable resource. It helped me to know exactly what I needed for our 72 hour kits and also what would be wise to store as long time food storage.

2 years ago

star star star star star

Cori Jacobsen Ollerton Alpine, UT

The LDS church has a direction and focus that all man-kind need to absorb. They are organized and prepared to help in all situations. I am able to understand and use their site without problems. The emergency preparedness items are useful and easy to handle in times of need. They are available and arrived in a timely manner. The phone representatives are also very kind and helpful.

2 years ago

star star star star star

Shawn American Fork, UT

LDS.org has been super helpful in planning our emergency preparedness. We have used their planning and preparedness forms and feel more confident as a result to handle something tragic. I am constantly impressed with the latter day saint church and how they are always first responders when there are tragedies. Seems to me it makes sense that they are experts in this area. I don’t get why so many people give this church a bad rap.

2 years ago

star star star star star

Katie Howard Pleasant Grove, UT

Plenty of resources on how to prepare for emergencies and become self-reliant for everyday preparedness. Also lots of humanitarian resources for disasters and large-scale needs all over the world. Locally, there are canneries where you can purchase food and storehouses to help the needy. Volunteer if you can; accept help if you need it. I've bought the cannery food and it is comparable to what you can find in stores, but is canned locally.

2 years ago

star star star star star

Brian Joseph Duncan Queen Creek, AZ

Has one of the best emergency prep programs out there. I have been purchasing from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints for a long time. Their canning and other options have been great. My family rotates through the oldest cans as we purchase new ones which helps keep the food fresh. The shelf life is great and the quality is impressive. Highly recommend.

2 years ago

star star star star star

April Jones Tremonton, UT

I have found my family very prepared with the current COVID-19 shutdowns and shortages by filling the guidelines given on LDS.org. And I’m finding ourselves only short of a couple things!

1 year ago

star star star star star

Tanner Cook Gilbert, AZ

LDS.org has been hugely helpful in reamining prepared for any emergencies. They make it easy and very very affordable to have food backed up for worst case scenarios. My whole family uses it!

2 years ago

star star star star star_border

Shari Evers Lehi, UT

It’s great that you have the option to buy inline or go to the store. The store prices on some products are a lot cheaper. There’s very limited types of products available. It’s all basic foods that require creative meal planning!

2 years ago

star star star star star

P Crawley Pleasant Grove, UT

The emergency food we get from the LDS church is always fresh and tastes good. It's affordable so we're able to get what we need for emergencies as well as every day use for our large family.

2 years ago

star star star star star

Anthony Lindon, UT

The LDS church has been at the forefront of emergency preparedness since its founding. LDS.org provides a wealth of information and resources for the average person to start preparing for the unexpected. I know first hand that they are not doing it for gain, but to help all in times of need.

2 years ago

star star star star star

Pasimata West Jordan, UT

Even though the church has other things that they could work on, their emergency preparedness has always been on point. There are so many great services available on how to prepare yourself and families. They also have things that can work with your budget. Very well done.

2 years ago

star star star star star

Michelle De Oliveira American Fork, UT

As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, I have found the resources on lds.org extremely helpful when it comes to emergency preparedness. They have great lists of what I should buy and how much I would need per person in my family. It gives me peace of mind to know that we are prepared (as much as we can be) for a disaster.

2 years ago

star star star star star

wayne sanders Valley Center, CA

this is a go to site for me when making my emergency supply purchases. knowing that the products I am purchasing are a good value for my money is always a plus. there are quite a few items to choose from and so far the taste has been great. its good to also be able to go to the site and get tips an ideas on rotating my stock.

2 years ago

star star star star star

JAKE American Fork, UT

The Church of Jesus Christ emergency essentials/preparedness is very good. They are very organized with so many things. Any time I have worked with them regarding anything like this they have been very on top of things and had just what I needed. They are a great example of what emergency preparedness should look like.

2 years ago

star star star star star

Erika American Fork, UT

The Church of Jesus Christ emergency essentials/preparedness is top of its class. Everything is organized incredibly well and they are very proficient. They are an example of what emergency preparedness should look like. Its also amazing all the time their missionaries spend volunteering and helping others with service needs.

2 years ago

star star star star star

Lindsey B Orem, UT

I have bought many different emergency prep products from Lds.org and have always absolutely loved the results. We have tried many of the foods and they are very tasty and have good nutrition. I would recommend Lds.org to anyone looking for emergency prep products. Great value for the money!

2 years ago

star star star star star

Valarie Heaps Lehi, UT

I love the resources on this website. They have so many talks and so much information available. The church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints does so much to help and give service. There are so many resources for emergency preparedness, and service opportunities to help during disasters.

2 years ago

star star star star star

janalee sanders Valley Center, CA

the LDS church is what I consider to be the best of the best when it comes to emergency preparedness. they provide more useful information than any other place I have checked. they are also top notch when it comes to help after that dreaded emergency.

2 years ago

star star star star star

Evelyn Chidester Riverton, UT

I have found this site to be very helpful in preparing my food storage and just learning what is needed to be prepared. The information given can be designed to help a small household or a large one. Products and food can also be easily purchased at a very reasonable price.

2 years ago

star star star star star

Mary West Jordan, UT

The LDS church has countless resources and have made an effort to make emergency preparedness resources and education available to everyone. I've been to their facilities and learned how to can and preserve various foods which has been super helpful.

2 years ago

star star star star star

Michael Calabasas, CA

Excellant source for information on emergency preparedness and establishing and growing your own home storage for food and other essentials. Easy to understand and comprehensive. And you can’t beat the Church’s ability to get out the hands and help when it comes to helping neighbors friend or not after an emergency

2 years ago

star star star star star

betsy fowler Lehi, UT

This church is amazing with humanitarian aid and assistance during emergency situations. Wonderful information about emergency preparedness and what to do in case of disaster. I lived in Brazil and saw their volunteer and emergency preparedness first hand.

2 years ago

star star star star star

Adam Crawley Pleasant Grove, UT

This website is aesthetically one of the best websites I've come across. The website is filled with uplifting pictures and stories. I love the features on it as well. In addition, it is up to date and stays current with the Latter-day saint news.

2 years ago

star star star star star

Thomas Hullinger Pleasant Grove, UT

They have a wonderful program that gives you the step by step plans you need to be prepared. I like all of their ideas, quality products, that also taste good.

2 years ago

star star star star star

Jed Orlob American Fork, UT

Gives you all the tools and recourses needed to prepare for emergencies. This Church is so prepared it’s crazy! Love how they teach you as well everything you need to be prepared for emergencies!

2 years ago

star star star star star

Abigail De Oliveira American Fork, UT

Clean fresh look, super helpful, helps me know what I need before I buy it. They don't try to make you buy more then you need. As my dad would say they give you the bang for your buck.

2 years ago

star star star star star

Tim Berrett American Fork, UT

The products produced by LDS are very high quality and can be purchased at a very good value for that quality. We love the their dried fruit, and other canned goods especially.

2 years ago

star star star star star_border

James Larson Pleasant Grove, UT

We have our 2 year supply of food storage and more, much of it came from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints storehouse. The prices have gone way up from since you could go in and pack it yourself. It feels a little weird that they are now in the business of selling it to their members.

2 years ago

star star star star star

Ponch Thompson South Jordan, UT

We have been able to assist and utilize the infrastructure the LDS church has to package and send emergency food supplies to devastated areas of the US and worldwide. They have a great setup and we were happy to assist.

2 years ago

star star star star star

Brennan Orem, UT

We love Lds.org emergency prep products. The price is great and we always get exactly what we expected. If you are looking for emergency prep products at extremely good prices go to Lds.org, you won't be disappointed.

2 years ago

star star star star star

Brody B Orem, UT

We buy all of our emergency prep form Lds.org and have never been disappointed with the results. Food tastes great and the price is unbeatable. You need to buy emergency prep from Lds.org if you are looking.

2 years ago

star star star star star

Lindsey A Brown Lehi, UT

Lds.org is a wonderful source to learn about emergency prep. I've gotten lots of great information that has helped me with learning as well as a lot of great articles to read.

2 years ago

star star star star star

Hannah Thompson South Jordan, UT

The customer service for his organization relating to emergency preparedness is great. When I volunteer the people are always ready to help me and are friendly people who thank you for your service.

2 years ago

star star star star star

Annie Orr Provo, UT

I love this website! Not only is it simple to understand but it has so much valuable information. I specifically love all of the information about emergency prep! They have great advice and ideas!

2 years ago

star star star star star

Erin American Fork, UT

Being a member of the church using their website is great, it’s easy to use and gives great tips and advice(as well as the true word of god) makes it easy when trying to make a food storage

2 years ago

star star star star star

Hadley American Fork, UT

They have really good literature and classes that you can go to. After reading about what I should have for emergencies and what to do in a emergencies, I feel prepared and ready for what comes next.

2 years ago

star star star star star

Wendy Glade American Fork, UT

I have purchased many products from the cannery. They food is top quality and tastes great. It also lasts a long time and still tastes fresh. The prices are affordable as well.

2 years ago

star star star star star

Rischelle Mikkelson American Fork, UT

I have gone to the cannery several times to can my own food items for long time storage. They use high quality products and you can’t beat the price. Plus, all their free resources on emergency preparedness are top notch.

2 years ago

star star star star star

Ken Curtis

Myself, members of my family, and friend have used LDS emergency services. When it comes to the welfare needed in an emergency I can't think how it could have been done better.

2 years ago

star star star star star

Bob Hiatt Pleasant Grove, UT

I love The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints’ emergency preparedness program. Our family tries hard to follow the principles taught by the church and we feel safe and prepared for future emergencies.

2 years ago

star star star star star

Tori Miller Draper, UT

We love all the good ideas and resources for family and emergency preparedness. Lds.org has very good values and beliefs that help guide and direct your family. Their site is very easy to use and navigate through.

2 years ago

star star star star star

Tom Pleasant Grove, UT

This is by far the best emergency preparedness information available. They know what a person needs, how to organize things and I think they have the best way to prepare for an emergency.

2 years ago

star star star star star

Kip Fowler Pleasant Grove, UT

When is comes to emergency preparedness the LDS church is in a league of its own. They know what it takes to be prepared and they have helpful resources for everyone to follow so that they can prepare for a disaster.

2 years ago

We're on a mission to empower consumers to make the best decisions and connect confidently with companies that deserve their business.

© 2021 BestCompany.com LLC - All rights reserved Privacy Policy | Terms | Do Not Sell My Personal Information