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 78 reviews and 10 complaints. 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.

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.

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Average Consumer Rating: 4.0
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Bottom Line: 74% would recommend it to a friend
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  • 7 out 8 people found this review helpful

    The only thing fake is the BAD REVIEWS! Wake up people!

    • Reno, NV,
    • Jul 12, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer

    I have ordered several times from all THREE of the "Patriots" companies and was NEVER ripped off or scammed out of anything.

    This is "SURVIVAL FOOD" people. It's just a little something to get you by until you can get to hunting or fishing or whatever you have to do to survive. This is not HEALTH food. It's high in calories and fat to fill you up when you're STARVING! Hello!

    Good grief! When the worlds falling apart, don't come whining at my door for food because you were "TOO AFRAID" of getting ripped off!

    You won't survive anyway with that attitude. SURVIVAL is for the courageous, and prepared, not WIMPS!

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

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  • 8 out 8 people found this review helpful

    Be smart

    • Hermitage, TN,
    • Jun 25, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer

    I have purchased Food 4 Patriots products on several occasions and have found the service to be very good. After reading reviews here, I’ve noticed a continuing theme. People aren’t being smart about their survival plans.

    The food is emergency food and not meant to sustain one over the long haul. The kits provide about 1100 calories a day. People must have a long term plan. Don’t expect to live off these kits alone...that would not be smart. They are supplemental kits to a long term plan.

    A survival plan is a multi-tiered plan...Food 4 Patriots is a good part of a plan, but not the entire answer. I have bought the food and seed vaults. Not all of their products are for everyone. Do your research and make smart purchases.

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

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  • 6 out 14 people found this review helpful

    Unhealthy food

    • Colorado,
    • May 21, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer

    I received their 72-hour kit. In trying out the Stew, Chicken Dinner and Mac and Cheese, I noticed the salt and sugar content of the packages and serving sizes. It seems that they are 3 to 4 times the amounts that would be in food from the supermarket. Since I am diabetic and also have to watch my blood pressure, this food cannot be utilized by me. I wish that there had been nutrition information in the company advertisements in addition to their usual scare tactics of advertising.

    I did have a shipping problem but the company was good at fixing it quickly. The individual serving sizes are puny, with a relatively high caloric count. I wound up making entire packets of each item and using the leftovers for 2 or 3 days. This can get boring, lol. In cooking, you have to use a lot of water, pots, bowls or plates and utensils, and then you have to clean everything. If I had to make an emergency exit, I sure would have to remember to bring an awful lot of stuff with me, to be able to use this "survival food," and then hope I don't die from a heart attack or high blood sugar.

    The company does have a 100% return policy but I decided to give the rest of my food to some people who can't afford enough food on their low budget. However, I won't be buying any more food from them. I'm thinking that actually going to a company like Outdoor World or REI for this type of emergency escape/survival paraphernalia would be a better way to go in that I can physically see/observe what I will actually be getting for my money.

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

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  • 10 out 10 people found this review helpful

    Small issues handled well

    • New Mexico,
    • May 2, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer

    My wife ordered the 4-week kit with the 3 free 72-hour packs and we tried the food and thought it was pretty good. I then ordered a 3-month kit and a 1-year kit with the extra goodies, including 10 grab-and-go packs. It arrived in terribly beat up boxes, but everything was there with minimal damage. I contacted the company that night and let them know how it arrived and sent a couple of pictures. Today, about 3 weeks later, I received replacements for all damaged items to include the totes it was in.

    I am very pleased with the customer service.

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

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  • 2 out 7 people found this review helpful

    Not what was ordered, no customer service.

    • Levittown, PA,
    • Apr 30, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer

    I am disappointed with my experience. I ordered the 72-hour food kit in order to try a few meals before I purchase a larger food kit. My order confirmation had 3 items, 2 of which I was looking forward to trying. My order conformation gave me the recipe of an item which was in my pack and ways to spice it up. When I finally received my kit, all 3 items in it WERE NOT the items on my order or confirmation.

    I did get a lot of macaroni and cheese. When I emailed customer service they never got back to me and now 8 days later I have sent a few emails with NO RESPONSE. Good luck if you chose this company!

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

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  • 3 out 4 people found this review helpful

    Calorie count of meals

    • Portland, OR,
    • Apr 30, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer

    I purchased a 3-month food supply. When the package arrived I counted the number of servings in the totes. There are 536 servings, but the servings are listed as 8 per pouch. For instance, the recommended serving for soup is 1/4 cup and provides 160 calories. If 2 servings are consumed from each packet there are 2.9 months of food, not 3 as advertised. That includes counting dried milk as a meal serving. If a person sticks to a single serving then their caloric deficit each day will place them in starvation mode. The serving portions are misleading. For 490 dollars I could have probably put together a much better meal plan. Before purchasing this check other vendors for a better value. The cost per serving averages $1.09. Pretty high for a 1/4 cup of potato soup or powdered milk.

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

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  • 1 out 3 people found this review helpful

    Slow

    • Haines City, FL,
    • Apr 29, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer

    Slow response answering my questions. Finally shipped after I told them to cancel my order. Not much there for the money. Should have mentioned it to my son. He has found huge quantities of survival kits at thrift stores. Shouldn’t have bought it. Check around thrift stores for these. Don’t buy it!

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

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  • 5 out 5 people found this review helpful

    Got what I ordered

    • New Boston, NH,
    • Apr 19, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer

    I ordered the HaloXT Flashlights and was very pleased with the item. Best flashlight I have ever owned. This thing has weight and could be used as a weapon if needed. Due to the reviews I read, I checked my account for correct billing and all was good. No funny business noted. I also purchased the free meal (not free by the way), I just want to see for myself the quality of the food, if it lives up to what they say. I have to admit the advertisement is a little out there and has the undertones of being phony and makes me hesitate to order. Had I not ordered, I would have missed out on the Flashlights that I think are truly awesome. I might suggest if there is a fear of ordering...place your order on a credit card that is maxed out. No harm, no foul.

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

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  • 6 out 6 people found this review helpful

    I thought I asked for the free sample

    • Fort Myers, FL,
    • Apr 16, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer

    I thought I was getting a free sample. I got one box and two plastic containers with food. I had been paying on my credit card and wondered why it was coming down. Checked my card and there had been a monthly charge of $99 for the last three months. And then told me there were three more payments due. That's $600! I’m on a fixed income. I talked to them to find out my so much for so little. I looked at their pictures and the prices. I’ve been ripped off. I don’t recommend them. Well, the sample and shipping charge only became $600 plus.

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

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  • 6 out 6 people found this review helpful

    Two days early

    • Ohio,
    • Apr 12, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer

    I haven't tasted anything but I received the package two days earlier than what was expected. Can't complain so far. Hopefully I don't find out it's crap when I actually need it. Came in a nice ziplock type bag. Only thing I can actually complain about so far is that I do not know what is actually in the bag. SO EXCITING. LOL.

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

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  • 6 out 11 people found this review helpful

    Order

    • Bridgeton, MO,
    • Apr 7, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer

    Food 4 Patriots is a joke - they bill and charge your account and you never receive the product. Don’t know why they are still in business. Would not recommend anyone ordering from them. Massive ripoff. Won’t answer the phone when you call.

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

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