"Most of us cannot afford to store a year’s supply of luxury items, but find it more practical to store staples that might keep us from starving in case of emergency." (James E. Faust)
Continue to work as you can on storage and skill building.
Learn to put up food.
Check in your area for an extension service. Also, reach out to someone who cans and ask questions, they are a great resource. In Iowa and Minnesota we have a great help line: 1-800-262-3804. There's even good online resources just be sure to get the information for your area because it makes a big difference. Even here in Iowa where people think we are flat we have different elevations which means my canning pressure is different than another area, so learn and be safe in your canning.
Before the derecho hit and took out my garden, we were eating a lot of fresh veggies from it and canning the excess. Eating as much fresh food from the garden helps with the grocery budget which means I can put that towards storage building.
I have made pizza sauce again this year and have been doing so since 2007, it is good to have variety.
Take time to learn. This year my friend Mary Ann shared this tip with me - use the produce bags to make a little hammock to hold my cantaloupe.
Before the derecho killed them all, I had three that were in these. It was cute to see them in their hammocks. I'm sad they didn't work out but maybe next year.
Dehydrating is a good way to put up food too.
Remember to wash your tomatoes so you can save the skins to dehydrate!
Even if you do not have a garden you can dehydrate the produce you need to use up in your refrigerator.
Also, remember you can watch for sales on frozen veggies and dehydrate those as the hard work has already been done, this saves on that and freezer space.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0t2OiG9m5O8 - dehydrating tips.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hAvvkCznrcU - more on dehydrating.
Then remember if you have freezer space you can freeze...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1XFvo6e4Ntk - here is a bit on freezing food.
Then the other method is store bought canned goods and dry goods.
I also feel vacuum sealing is a good way to make your dry foods last longer - http://frugalmeasures.blogspot.com/2015/08/monday-message_24.html
I know right now things are harder to find but do the best you can.
Gus and Missy say for you to keep being safe and find things that bring you joy and peace.