About Food 4 Patriots

Based out of Nashville, TN, Food 4 Patriots provides food preparedness kits that include three meals per day, in 72-hour, four-week, and three-month options. The company was founded by Frank Bates, who also operates Power 4 Patriots and Survival Seeds 4 Patriots¾and just like with these other sites, the catalyst for forming the company was the realization that the government is plotting against him, and a major disaster is looming just around the corner.

As part of the Power 4 Patriots group of companies, Food 4 Patriots holds an A- rating with the Better Business Bureau, which is based on a total of 35 closed complaints within the past three years. From a customer satisfaction standpoint, there appear to be a limited number of legitimate online reviews. However, the most common complaints we encountered during research were failing to receive the product, and poor customer service.

How Food 4 Patriots Works

All goods contained in the Food 4 Patriots kits are manufactured in the U.S., and are claimed to be delicious, free of GMO ingredients and chemicals, and easy to store. According to the company’s website, none of their food is freeze dried or dehydrated¾instead, they use a “unique “low heat dehydration” method” to dry the food, which is then added it to high-efficiency Mylar packaging. When taken together, this is claimed to keep it fresh for up to 25 years, while also locking in all the essential nutrients.

Food 4 Patriots kits come in three different types:

72-Hour Kit – A total of 16 servings of food, which include:

  • Lumberjack Vegetable Beef Stew (4)
  • Blue Ribbon Chicken Cheesy Rice (4)
  • Granny’s Homestyle Potato Soup (4)
  • Traveler’s Stew (4)

4-Week Kit – A total of 104 servings of food, which include:

  • Apple Orchard Oatmeal (16)
  • Mountain Man Granola (16)
  • Powdered Milk (8)
  • Lumberjack Vegetable Beef Stew (8)
  • Independence Hall Chicken Noodle Soup (8)
  • Liberty Bell Potato Cheddar Soup (8)
  • Broccoli & Cheese Soup (8)
  • Heartland's Best Mashed Potatoes (8)
  • Blue Ribbon Cheesy Chicken Rice (8)
  • Granny's Homestyle Potato Soup (8)
  • Traveler's Stew (8)
  • Southwest Enchilada Soup (8)
  • Frank's Five Star Minestrone Soup (4)

3-Month Kit – A total of 356 servings of food, which include:

  • Apple Orchard Oatmeal (40)
  • Mountain Man Granola (40)
  • Powdered Milk (32
  • Broccoli & Cheese Soup (24)
  • Traveler's Stew (24)
  • Granny's Homestyle Potato Soup (24)
  • Summer's Best Corn Chowder (24)
  • Independence Hall Chicken Noodle Soup (24)
  • Liberty Bell Potato Cheddar Soup (20)
  • Southwest Enchilada Soup (16)
  • Heartland's Best Mashed Potatoes (16)
  • Mixed Fruit Blend (16)
  • Creamy Beef Stroganoff (12)
  • Louisiana Au Gratin Potatoes (12)
  • Blue Ribbon Cheesy Chicken Rice (12)
  • Frank's Five Star Minestrone Soup (8)
  • Creamy Chicken Alfredo (8)
  • White Cheddar Pasta (8)
  • Ol' 49ers Hearty Chili (4)

Regardless of which Food 4 Patriots kit you choose, each order also comes with six free bonuses:

  1. Top 10 Items Sold Out After Crisis – Tells you how to obtain the top 10 items you must hoard as cheaply as possible, and store them in a safe, secure location.
  2. The Water Survival Guide – Instructs you how to locate emergency water supplies, as well as how to properly store it.
  3. The Survival Garden Guide – Walks you through indoor and outdoor gardens preparation, as well as the processes required to store your vegetables for the long-term.
  4. How To Cut Your Grocery Bills in Half – Provides you with “down-n-dirty tricks” to reduce the amount of money you spend on groceries.
  5. Survival Tool
  6. Seed Vault

Food 4 Patriots Pricing & Refund Policy

Food 4 Patriots kits are priced in three different packages:

  • 72-Hour Kit = $27, or $11 per day
  • 4-Week Kit = $197, or $7 per day
  • 3-Month Kit = $497, or $5 per day

All Food 4 Patriots food kits come with free shipping and handling.

If you’re dissatisfied with your Food 4 Patriots products, they are covered by a 60-day money back guarantee, less return shipping and handling charges. If you’re unsatisfied for any reason within the first 60 days, simply ship the products back to the company (at your expense), along with your order confirmation number, or the email address you used when ordering. Your card will then be processed the full refund, and you will not be assessed any sort of restocking fee.

With this in mind, at the end of the Food 4 Patriots home page, it also claims to offer a 300% guarantee if you open your kit any time within the next 25 years and find that your food has gone bad. Although, the likelihood of someone cashing in on the guarantee is slim to none, when you consider the circumstances that would have to be present for you to want to open it in the first place.

Bottom Line: Is Food 4 Patriots a Scam?

Just as with the Power 4 Patriots and Survival Seeds 4 Patriots sites, Food 4 Patriots continues to use scare tactics and a “conspiracy theory” mindset to cause you to make an emotional, uninformed decision. In addition, the company’s long form sales letter on their home page even goes so far as to make you think they don’t want the “word getting out,” and that if you tell too many people, they’ll give your food to someone else. Furthermore, they make numerous unsubstantiated claims about FEMA contacting the company, and that the government is planning to hoard all available emergency food stockpiles.

So, bottom line: Should you purchase a Food 4 Patriots kit? While we couldn’t find any legitimate online reviews about the quality of food contained inside, there is wide speculation that it would have to be relatively low in order to be offered at such an inexpensive price. In addition, there are numerous online complaints claiming that the company did not send products after they had been purchased, and that customer service is fairly poor. With this in mind, if you purchase a product from Food 4 Patriots, you may want to begin with one of the less expensive kits. If all goes well, then you can always purchase more.

48 Customer Reviews for Food 4 Patriots

Average Customer Rating: 3.0
Rating Snapshot:
5 stars: 17 4 stars: 9 3 stars: 0 2 stars: 3 1 stars: 19
Bottom Line: 52% would recommend it to a friend
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  • Don't Receive What's on the Itemized List - Cheaper Food Substitution

    • Roanoke, VA,
    • Aug 19, 2015

    We ordered a few 3 month packages. They gave a list of items that should be in the buckets. They substitute cheaper sides (vegetables & oatmeal) packets to replace meal packet, or cheaper meals without meat (pasta) instead of better meals. So you receive random packets, NOT what you thought you ordered. I called and the person I spoke to was NOT helpful. Paid high money for cheaper food.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 28 out 28 people found this review helpful

    An objective look

    We are all human beings and as such we are creatures of habit. Until that changes we will always allow ourselves to be subjected to, and more often than not, taken over by our own minds and emotions when it comes to doing things that make our lives more enjoyable and sustainable. The marketing industry spends billions of dollars every year educating themselves on human weaknesses for exactly that reason. The single most important thing someone in sales can learn is what drives the human heart and mind. Once they understand that they can manipulate just about anyone into buying or doing something that they believe will be for the benefit of their own well being. The same holds true with Food 4 Patriots. This company is an associate marketing business. Regardless of where they are located or who owns them, their goal is marketing and sales. Are their tactics genuine and legitimate? That is certainly questionable by anyone as they portray themselves as the owners of the products in which they are distributing, which is not the truth. The true creators and owners of the product is the Patriot Pantry food company. If you search for "My Patriot Supply" you will find all the information about the company there you need.

    Unfortunately, Patriot Pantry will most likely not give you the refunds for your purchase(s) unless you purchased directly from them. If you used Food 4 Patriots as your means of buying the products then you are pretty much stuck with having to try and request your refund through them.

    The only suggestion I have here is to really consider things and do some research before you buy something online. I know, it seems pretty obvious right but it's still quite amazing how many do not do this before buying online. These marketers know what drives us and they will use it against us in every way imaginable. I am not exempt from this either. I am a military veteran myself so I familiarize with other patriots, however this should not deter us from what is the logical thing to do. Logically we want to prepare. Logically we have the obligation to ourselves and our loved ones to conduct the proper research and not let our emotional thoughts override our logical ones.

    The truth of the matter is there is ALWAYS going to be a marketer and there is ALWAYS going to be a consumer that wants something that will put them in a better position in life (either physically or mentally or both) or satisfy a need and as long as we, as the consumer, just buy without doing some homework and research on things, then the marketer will win out every time. There are a lot of good survival foods out there these days. Take the time and do some homework before you spend the money and you'll be amazed at the things you'll learn, like portion sizing versus cost per portion. The agricultural industry has moved over to portion sizing because they can get the same amount of money for a lessor amount of food. Remember when canned vegetables were in 16-ounce cans and now they are in 14.5 ounce cans and cost the same as the 16's? Think about that when you consider how much is enough. That's just one example and there are many more.

    Okay enough ranting. The real questions - do I like the food? Is the pricing fair? Is it a good quality? Would I recommend to others?

    I do enjoy the food. It does take some time to prepare correctly. You will need to have water available. It is a little bland for my taste but I generally like really spicy foods.

    I compared the pricing of the products from Food 4 Patriots directly with the pricing from the vendor and they are close to the pricing but Food 4 Patriots is definitely charging more. From the looks of things, the extra costs are for their eBooks and markups on the original product. They are not paying for the shipping either, the vendor is, so I'm sure that is fitting somewhere into their profit margin as well.

    The quality is comparable to some of the military rations I have had but not quite as good as some of the other vendors. It doesn't have the meat products that would generally be accompanied with some of the other survival food products, however those could be purchased from another vendor and be a good add-on to these products if so desired.

    I would recommend the products themselves however I would recommend that if you decided to purchase these products that you do so directly from vendor. By doing so you could then communicate directly with the owner of the product if issues came about.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 19 out 19 people found this review helpful

    minestrone soup

    • Alaska,
    • May 29, 2015

    I received my free minestrone soup and it smelled good but there were no veggies or beans. It was all broth and noodles and the after taste was bitter. If I could, I would give this product zero stars.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 13 out 13 people found this review helpful

    Food 4 Patriots

    This is a complete scam. You can get better quality food as well as getting it at a better price and quality. Frank Bates doesn't even exist. I fell for it because of his so called endorsements. The claim that FEMA wants all his food and info on shipments are completely made up. Do not buy any products. They and his so called endorsers are fake money grubbing trash. Following up with FTC, to see if there is anything I can do to take legal action.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 9 out 10 people found this review helpful

    Unproven

    • Jackson, MI,
    • May 13, 2015

    The wife and I ordered 5 units of the three month food supply, and they were delivered as expected. On opening one of the tubs filled with mylar packages of various food items, I immediately noticed the smell of an open package of noodle soup mix. How did the smell of foodstuffs get past the mylar?

    I have concerns about longevity now. However, the products were all fairly tasty, but not for the soy intolerant people. They get their stuff from another company in the same business; I checked and found the prices identical s/o this looks like a decent deal.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 17 out 18 people found this review helpful

    After three months and three complaints, nothing.

    • May 5, 2015

    I thought I would take a chance on this in spite of the poor reviews on the internet. I ordered a 30 day supply to check out the product and service. That was over 90 days ago. I sent three emails to their "help" desk promising a 48 hour reply; nothing. I got some seeds and a couple pamphlets for my order. And my family is laughing at me.

    Save your money, yes it is a scam.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 17 out 24 people found this review helpful

    Faketriots

    • USA,
    • Apr 3, 2015

    Food 4 Patriots is a scam website and company through and through. We examine all of their offerings: low calories, deceptive sizes and far shorter life and use then claimed. Virtually everything on their site is a lie. Claiming to be patriots is their scare tactics. We think they are fake patriots, ripping people off and taking advantage of fear-based advertising. Buyer beware.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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    • Jul 23, 2015

      Bill Walt

      All of these people that claim to be patriots and want to sell you their stuff are full of crap. I have ordered a lot of things from them. Not only Patriot Survival or Frank Bates but the people that Frank supports. Their e-books are nothing more than you can learn for free on the internet. Almost exact stuff as the internet. If they were really interested in helping you and they really believed the country was going to fall in a year and or money would be no good, they would be giving this info for free. Why would they want money when they say the dollar will be worthless.

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  • 24 out 26 people found this review helpful

    Absolutely no meat in any of the food

    You need to know that there is absolutely no meat in any of the food. It is not vegetarian, so it doesn't satisfy those needs, but it contains no meat. There's a lot of pasta and carbohydrate and most of it is cream based. Almost every entree takes 25-35 minutes on a stove to cook with a lot of stirring. For what they are, they are expensive. In fine print, they do mention the ingredients but it is well hidden in their extravagant advertising. I believe they know that if they made it obvious that their product contained no meat, that would be a detractor, so they purposefully hide that fact from us. To me, that is false advertising or at least dubious advertising.

    On the plus side, the products arrived in a reasonable time and just as I ordered.  

    I ordered a one year supply. And they do taste fairly good. My overall impression is that I would not recommend this product.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 17 out 18 people found this review helpful

    Superb Tasting Cheesy Chicken Rice

    • Decorah, Iowa,
    • Mar 15, 2015

    A couple of weeks ago I purchase a 4-week supply of Food 4 Patriots. Since the foods arrival to my home, I contemplated on trying a portion of the products I ordered. I let my wife choose a item for a taste test. She's a very critical person when it comes to the taste and quality of foods. Bottom line: She likes the chicken rice dish very much as I do also. We couldn't be happier with the products we've ordered thus far.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 17 out 19 people found this review helpful

    Why I Recommend Foot 4 Patriots

    • Texas,
    • Mar 10, 2015

    I grew up in the Military. We always kept emergency supplies as we were always getting slammed by Hurricanes, Typhoons and Floods. Trust me. Everyone should have a backup. I also am a Professional Back Packer. Trust me, you always will need the comfort of emergency food just in case.

    I received my three month supply and was quite pleased. My decision to purchase Emergency Food was a calculated one and also a replacement for my previous supplies that were quite aged.

    I would recommend Food 4 Patriots. I am pleased with the service they provided me with.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 22 out 30 people found this review helpful

    Do Not Buy!

    • pennsylvania,
    • Feb 27, 2015

    This is a scam. I purchased the 4 week supply and I received it today. It cost me almost $200. It was one container that had 3 packs of oatmeal, a few potato soups and mashed potatoes. You couldn't live on this for a week. There are no actual meals.

    Don't be fooled like me. Do not buy.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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    • Mar 11, 2015

      Steven M Smith

      Well, like you I also purchased a 4-week supply. The container contained the exact contents that it was advertised with. I bought it knowing that it was mostly soup but I was buying to add some variety to what I already have stocked. And yes they do use one of those asinine "video" formats that's supposedly going to be "shutdown tomorrow" by the government. Those things are pure BS and most people can see through them right away. However, if you go shopping for anything, online or elsewhere, I would hope that you/I would have some idea as to what we are looking for and therefore wouldn't be surprised by what they receive. Basic marketing principles mean you make your product(s) sound the best you can. I don't think it's necessarily a scam, unless you are easily persuaded, it's just BS marketing. Plan ahead and read about what you are considering before you use your hard earned dollars.

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