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I’m a mother of ten and have spent over £1,000 on groceries

A mother-of-ten has revealed how she started stocking up on her pantry – spending £1,190 in the process.

Sarah from USA started stocking up after the outbreak of the pandemic as she feared she wouldn’t be able to find food to support her family and didn’t want to be in that position again.

Sarah from the US shared her food stash to feed her family of 12

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Sarah from the US shared her food stash to feed her family of 12Source: YouTube/ourtribeofmany
The mum-of-10 has stocked up on boxes of pasta, canned chicken and buckets of oats - but says she's not quite done stocking up

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The mum-of-10 has stocked up on boxes of pasta, canned chicken and buckets of oats – but says she’s not quite done stocking upPhoto credit: YouTube

Sarah uploaded a video to her YouTube channel, Our Tribe of Many, of her touring her garage and showing off her inventory.

The stay-at-home mum, who is also homeschooling her children, said: “We have three months’ worth of (food) at the moment.”

Another concern of the mothers was: “I didn’t want to store unhealthy food.”

In total, the mum said she spent around $1,500 (£1,190) stocking groceries.

First, she shows off her stack of bread, on which she has 11 packs of bagels, five packs of hot dog buns, and four packs of burger buns.

I'm a mum of 7 with a £23k stash - I have a locked room for snacks
I've amassed over £80,000 worth of groceries with a pasta tower ten boxes high

In Sarah’s garage, which is overflowing with food, are two huge buckets of white rice and two buckets of oats.

And in case they run out, they still have two boxes of oats.

She added, “A few months ago I was trying to store fresh fruit and veg.”

She added that she’s new to stashing, so she comes to her garage once a week to check if they’re still good to eat.

Some of the fresh foods she keeps include onions, lemons, potatoes, and apples.

Sarah also has a whole shelf full of cupboard paraphernalia from jam to canned chicken breasts.

She revealed she also keeps some easy snacks on hand, including cheese crackers and pretzels.

The mum explained, “Everywhere I’ve read it’s good to have some basic snacks for kids when you’re actually in an emergency and can’t get food you’d miss something like that.”

Since the family eats a lot of pasta for lunch, they stocked up on 50 packages of different types of pasta.

Their stash also includes hundreds of cans of canned tomatoes and canned tuna.

Although Sarah stocks a huge selection of groceries, she’s not quite done with her stockpiling.

She added, “In my freezer, I want frozen veggies, some frozen fruit, quite a bit of butter, and I want to store some shredded cheese, too.”

Mom even stocked up on durable meats like canned chicken

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Mom even stocked up on durable meats like canned chickenSource: YouTube/ourtribeofmany
She also keeps a supply of toilet paper diapers and baby wipes

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She also keeps a supply of toilet paper diapers and baby wipesSource: YouTube/ourtribeofmany

https://www.the-sun.com/lifestyle/5488994/mum-of-ten-spent-over-1000-stockpiling-groceries/ I’m a mother of ten and have spent over £1,000 on groceries

Jessica MacLeish

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