Black Friday Weekend – Buy Food Now – Food is an Investment

By Ray Gano

This weekend is probably one of the best times to buy food.

Why this weekend?

Right now, there are some really great sales on many food items. Thanksgiving is over and there are still a lot of turkeys, hams, green beans, etc left over on the store shelves they want those food items gone.

If you buy in bulk, you can really stock up the pantry in a great way.

Food is an investment and like any investment you want to buy low, sell high.

In most cases though you are not going to be selling high. What you will be doing is saving money because you are eating food bought at a lower price.

Money saved is money earned.

I know that I sound like some broken record warning about the high prices that are coming.

Facts are that we have seen at least a 25% price increase every year for the past several years since I have been keeping an eye on food.

You have witnessed this yourself at the cash register. I have noticed that I can’t walk out of the grocery store without spending at least $75 and in more cases over $100. Even more when we are doing that once a month restocking of the pantry.

WE KNOW that prices will go up, so why not take advantage of the sales going on and REALLY stock up the pantry.

Take advantage of the food sales that are going on this holiday weekend.

Do you like green beans? – Then why not buy a whole case? That is 24 weeks of a bean side dish if you have one can a week.

Same goes with corn or some of the other canned veggies. If you buy green beans, corn, peas, mixed veggie blend, and one other, you have 5 nights of side dishes for 24 weeks.

How much money is that going to save you over that time of 24 weeks?

Like Stuffing? Sales on stuffing are really good right now. I have been seeing $1.00 a box. Normally it has been $2 – $3 depending on the brand.  Buy a case of this so that you have it on hand. It makes for another great side no matter what time of the year it is.

Turkey, Ham & Roasts – I know that my local grocery store has some incredible sales on these meats. In fact, what our store does is if you buy that meat, they will throw in the sides and even a desert. Look for these sort of sales so that you can stock up on the meat as well as the dinner sides.

Got Food? Now Where To Put It

As many of you know Tracye and I rep Thrive Life / Shelf Reliance foods. Thrive Life will be having an HUGE Black Friday Sale with a lot of great things at reduced prices. If you have any questions, contact me. If you would like to purchase long term food, please contact me and I can help or just go to my website at

Ray & Tracye Shelf Reliance Website

Many of you have done that and kudos to you. But I am not here trying to sell food. What I am here to do is help you be able to store food in a small amount of area.

If you go to the Thrive Life website from the link above and then go to SHOP >>> PANTRY ORGANIZERS you will see a shelf that holds about 460 cans of food.

This shelf is called “The Harvester 72” This is the best food storage shelf that money can buy.

In the past this shelf was selling for $459.99 but the “website sale price” is $299.99. This does not include tax and shipping.

That is a good price!

Storing 460 cans? Yes, that many cans is a LOT of food, a great investment and great “food insurance.”

Quick Specs on The Harvester Shelf

Food storage management has never been easier thanks to the Harvest 72″. Featuring patented front-loading technology that automatically rotates cans on a first in first out basis, the Harvest 72″ is the largest, most popular food rotation system offered by Shelf Reliance. This FRS is easy to adjust for different can sizes and boasts the capacity to hold 460 cans. With its easy-fit design and unique features, the Harvest 72″ makes food storage management a breeze.

Dimensions Capacity Up to 460 cans
Height 72″
Depth 24.5″
Width 36.5″

Can width is adjustable

Small tracks hold up to 15 vegetable size or 17 soup size cans

Medium tracks hold up to 11 medium size cans

Contact me at to order this …

…or go to my website


What we need to remember is that like it or not, believe it or not, food prices are going up.

Start investing in food. Start creating your ark.

Here is what God told Noah…

Genesis 6:21-22 And take thou unto thee of all food that is eaten, and thou shalt gather it to thee; and it shall be for food for thee, and for them. 22 Thus did Noah; according to all that God commanded him, so did he.

We need to learn from scripture. God did not drop an ark out of the sky for Noah, he had to build it.

God will not drop an ark out of the sky for us, we too have to build it.

I have been warning about this for some time now and you must admit that you see it also. The cash register doesn’t lie.

Do something and take action. Don’t allow “the wait and see” mentality to overcome you.

If one continues to “wait and see” then they will pay a higher price in many ways than just at the cash register.