I'm curious - Mormons require a year's worth of food to be stored. Would they be exempt for religious reasons? If so, are there any other religions that would be exempt?
Here's a few links about food hoarding regulations:
Personally, we buy lots of rice, but not just to store because prices may rise later. We buy it because I grind it into flour to make foods for my gluten-intolerant child. And we use the rice to make rice milk for my lactose-intolerant Hubby. And, we just like to eat rice. One 25-pound bag now lasts us just a little over 1 month.
So, if someone storms our house and sees six or ten 25-pound bags of rice in our pantry, would we be accused of food hoarding?
We don't mind sharing if we can, but ...
- family comes first.
- it's ours to give, and not anyone's right to take.