What does 230 pounds of pasta look like? How can it be stored? Here is a picture. It fit nicely on two shelves in the food storage room. I will leave it in the original packages. I calculated the amount we would need if we ate 5 pounds a week (which is generous). For 10+ people this pasta will probably last more than one year. The total pounds of pasta is counted in the grain group with rice, wheat, corn and oats.