About Food for Patriots
Food for Patriots, found online at Food4Patriots.com, is a company which sells survival food kits to people who are looking for nutritious food packs which can withstand long periods of storage, in case of an emergency.
The video presentation promoting Food for Patriots is done by Frank Bates, a man from Tennessee, who says that he started his survival food company to help people become more self reliant, more independent, and “ready for anything.”
The reason why he has started promoting the purchase of survival foods online, according to this video, is because his friend “Matt” received a letter from FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, which he claimed made lots of inquiries about the number of survival food kits he had and how quickly they could be shipped somewhere.
Matt and Frank Bates interpreted this letter to mean that there is an imminent threat to the United States that people should be preparing for, even though stockpiling emergency food supplies is part of FEMA’s job and is something they have been doing since they were established as a government agency.
In addition, Matt, from MyPatriotSupply.com, is seemingly the only person to have ever received this letter. All “news” and blog articles having to do with FEMA questioning makers of survival food originate from a single quoted source – Matt.
Food for Patriots says this is because Matt refused to sell to FEMA whereas other food companies have likely agreed, and he and Matt want all the good people of America to have access to these food kits, not just the people that FEMA chooses.
This is an interesting claim, because at the beginning of the video Frank Bates says that he will only sell kits to 2 out of every 100 people who view the video, and only if these people agree to his requirements: that you do not discuss this video with anyone.
If you do publicize or discuss this video on social media, he says that your computer’s IP address has been recorded while you are viewing the video, and you will be punished by not having access to his survival food kits.
Customers who are still interested in purchasing food supplies from Food for Patriots can do so in three different kit sizes: a 72 hour supply of food for $27, a 4 week supply of food for $197, and a 3 month supply of food for $497.
If you have any experience with this service, please leave your Food for Patriots reviews below.
15 ‘Food for Patriots’ Reviews
NOT ONE PROBLEM, EVER
I have ordered the 72 hour kits 3 times, the tomato seeds, the seed vault, the coffee and the strawberries. Probably 10 different orders.
I have messed up on the ordering once and ordered the seed vault 4 times in one session. I called 1/2 hour later when the confirmation emails were sent to me and I realized what I did. I got through to and operator that was polite, courteous, very helpful and it was taken care of right away, NO HASSLES. My card was billed and then credited right away. I live in Canada and have some of the orders shipped here. Then a friend got a mailbox in the states so I have ordered and gotten stuff shipped there. I HAVE NEVER HAD A PROBLEM!!! I wish all of my on line dealings were this easy. In fact, I'm going to place another order.
Your Patience And Sanity Will Be Rewarded
So if you read the most negative reviews here, you discover folks cancelling their credit cards, calling an incredibly busy business instead of using email, and so on. ALL problems not related to Food4Patriots.
There's even a racial complaint to round out the Crazies Contingent.
BUT: the website is whack to some extent, and clearly has the potential to 'screw up' and whatnot. I do computer stuff for a living, and I found it difficult at times to even find the correct order page(s).
AND: when I called, I did get a human being. When I emailed, I got a response. In both cases, the responses were polite, intelligent and helpful.
SO: I placed three different orders: (1) for the 4-week supply, (1) for the fruits, and (1) for the Coffee / Fruit / Protein kits.
The food comes in these heavy-duty plastic bins similar to heavy-duty Rubbermaid under-bed containers. The are clean, attractive without drawing attention, stackable and space-conserving.
THE FOOD: is e-x-p-e-n-s-i-v-e. it comes in heavy-duty plastic bags that contain the food and an oxygen-absorption packet to keep the food fresh.
The packets I have tried are actually kind of awesome--mostly fruit and carb selections. The blueberries and pineapple are pretty amazing. Gonna have to be disciplined and not dig around in those containers from time to time for a snack.
The food tastes quite fresh as well. Will it taste that way 25 years from now? Who knows.
Can you get by with MREs instead? They don't keep, they're long on low-quality calories, and they're often loaded with salt.
Can you get by on those cinder-block shaped, vacuum-packed nutrition bars? SURE, but they're not likely to last 5 years, and the insanity you're likely to experience eating the same cinder-blocks day after day is going to s-u-c-k. STILL, I keep a handful of those around as well.
Is Food4Patriots a "good deal"? HELL NO. If you want a good deal, go buy some clearance meat at the Piggly Wiggly, jerk it, and hope for the best.
Is Food4Patriots a good emergency food option? PROBABLY SO. If you want appears to be by all indications a premium product, at a moderate-to-premium price.
Had Great service from Food for Patriots However, other companies such as Wise Food Has many of the problems I have seen on this review site
Food for Patriots delivered what was ordered on time. Many other companies like the Wise Food storage with their many commercials could not and has not to this day been able to deliver anything but apologies and admits their recourse is to refund money due to they have way too much business to handle. So much they say that they can't keep any stock on hand.
Don't try to buy there, they already have too much business to worry about you apparently.
ABOUT 10 DAYS AGO I ORDERED FROM THE WEBSITE ONLINE ABOUT $600. OF THE FOOD. PAID WITH A DEBIT CARD. NO HIT YET ON MY BANK AND NO REPLY FROM THE FOODIES! I HATE THAT I GAVE SOMEONE MY CC DATA! LOOKS LIKE I MAY BE GETTING SCREWED AGAIN, AND HAVE TO CANCEL THAT CARD.AND ALL THE HASSLE OF NOTIFYING VENDORS WITH AUTO PAYS!
I have ordered several times from Patriots. I have never had a problem. They had to back order once, so it took an extra week to get my order. I have always received what I was told I would. I love the tote the food comes in and the packaging is great. I will continue with my orders without fear of scams.
White and cowboy boots has nothing to do with this company. Maybe you need to do some re-thinking and look at where you posted your racist comment.
I can't believe this!
It's amazing to me that people are falling for this scam artist, using fear tactics is wrong whether it's used by the government or people who claim to be patriots.
America wake up to the real threat that's coming it won't be found on the internet or the news. Grow your own food and build water distillers! You're going to need it.
Ordered 2 of the 3 month kits
I ordered 2 of the 3 month kits at different times and received both within 2 weeks and everything was there. I had no problem with them. As far as the FEMA letter and all, I really don't care. The route this country is taking is enough for me to try and put up a little extra to take care of my family when the time comes. Believe what you want.
I'm sorry you people had difficulties with your orders to Frank Bates's Food 4 Patriots. I ordered the 4 week, $197 kit. I had no problem at all and received my shipment within less than two weeks. The gray container is well made and the many packets of dried food were all visible. I am totally pleased with this shipment as well as every other order I've made. I've ordered two of the seed packets and received them punctually as well as the 72 hour food kit. Got that one on time as well.
I'm mighty grateful for Frank Bates's warnings and willingness to "go out on a limb" so to speak, in order to share his food with us. Although I have not yet tried the packaged food, I trust the other opinions of people who have already purchased numerous packages from Frank and these people have tried some of the food, stating that it was delicious. That was enough for me. My husband wanted me to keep the food until there was a real need for it. So, we're planning to wait until there is a real need.
I agree with William Finley.. I had no problems with any of my orders and would recommend Frank's orders of food to anyone.
I have also ordered from food for patriots. Although I never had the difficulty the obove did, I received my order and once more had a good contact number. Any website can have glitches and customer. Service issues. If this was a common occurance there would be a lot more blogs in myopinion. I suggest you do your research and decide for yourself before taking the opinions here as absolute.
I placed an order in November 2013. When I entered my credit card number supposedly it was invalid. I was requested to reenter, when I did I was automatically increased to double what I ordered and was not allowed to decline or confirm. I tried several times to contact the company to correct this. The order was received but I continued to call but was never able to speak to a person. There was no way I was going to pay for shipping back their mistake. Finally I called my credit card company to dispute the charges, they stated they would investigate. In the meantime I was finally able to reach "Heather" after waiting for a half hour on the phone, I think they hope people will hang up after waiting so long. "Heather" claimed the call is sent to her after the second ring and she was free the whole time and could not understand what was going on, she would report it. After telling her my story she said she would have UPS pick up the order without any charge to me and send out the corrected order. So sorry for the inconvenience. No thanks, don't bother, this was a scam and I didn't want any part of it!! Needless to say, the charge was refunded and the product returned at no charge to me. Be careful out there!
They got me
I ordered some of the free tomato seeds and then also purchased the 72 hr food kit . The seeds came and the food didn't although it had the same tracking # that at 1st I didn't realize . when I informed them I did not receive my kit I was told by Lisa another would be sent . after a week I contacted them and then was told by Lisa she would look into it . they took my money and obviously decided against sending my 72 hr kit . now all responses fall on deaf ears I am so glad it was just the small package and im out about 35 bucks . but I will continue to blog and complain to any and all I can . just aint right the internet is a risky place to business especially with folks like Frank . In my opinion there scammers and thieves out to help no one but themselves.
I made an order on Nov.4, 2013. Paid with my visa card and NEVER heard from them again. When I called their 2 phone numbers, got a recording on both, "You have reached a non-working number." So what else does that mean but SCAMING RIP OFFS! Thieves and LIARS are what they are. If I'm wrong, call me BACK and I'll appologize.
Scammers of the first degree.
I've never had my Mac hijacked before. The site I was viewing was suddenly replaced by a full-screen hysterical ad for food4patriots.com.
I couldn't get out of it; there was no way to get to the QUIT function. I finally had to power down my computer to get rid of these whores. If there is some Federal agency out there that nails internet fraudsters,
I hope they catch this bunch of pukes.