How many pounds of food does a person need in a year?

They will make up the bulk of your entire food storage collection. You should try to store around 450 total pounds of grains and beans for each person in your household.

How many pounds of food does a person need in a year?

They will make up the bulk of your entire food storage collection. You should try to store around 450 total pounds of grains and beans for each person in your household. Of this total, approximately 400 pounds should be allocated to a variety of different grains and the remaining 50 pounds to dried beans and legumes. If you were to turn all of those ingredients into bars or croquettes, you would need about 400 kilograms, or 880 pounds, of food per person.

When you buy dog food at the grocery store, a typical large bag holds 20 pounds. Therefore, you would need 44 large bags the size of dog food to keep a person alive for two years. All of that would fit in a cube approximately 5 feet (1.5 meters) by 5 feet by 5 feet in size. Because the average American eats approximately 1996.3 pounds of food per year, the average amount of food an adult can eat each day is 5.46 pounds.

Dividing 1996.3 by 365 days gives this average amount of food consumption per day. The average American consumes 2,700 calories a day. Interestingly, research shows that most humans eat between three and five pounds of food per day. In fact, as we approach four pounds of food intake for the day, most of us feel quite satisfied.

For that reason, some preparers will base their food supply on the number of calories in a serving, not the servings.