Those plastic food buckets are wonderful to have around. They make great storage on camping trips too.
I have buried them to the rim and filled them with ice for a make-shift cooler. about half full, then what you want to keep cold, then the lid. Finally fold up one of those surplus wool blankets to put over the lid and the ice lasts pretty well.
Not as good as a real cooler, but I only paid for the ice so it's a fair trade to me.
I have a few non food grade buckets that are used to store canned goods, medical supplies and ammo.
Our everyday pantry I use food grade with gamma-lids. Made a wrench to get a good seal .
Use a lot of large "rubber-maid " totes for our long term storage, #10 cans, etc...
Putting regular canned food in the totes makes the weight a little too much to move comfortably............Alaskan.....Dennis....
I don't know what it is...but I have more Kikoman Soy Sauce buckets than I know what to do with. I always find those!!! I think they outnumber my bakery icing buckets 4 to 1- strange. Am I the only one who finds them?