My #1 favorite thing about the internet is the opportunity it gives us to share good ideas! I have been so grateful for the ideas I have found online to help me in nearly every aspect of my life. I’m currently serving as the Emergency Preparedness Specialist for my LDS ward, so I thought I would post the ideas I’m sharing with our group to hopefully remind and enthuse people about recommiting to food storage and preparedness goals for 2010. Hopefully it will be helpful to others serving in the same capacity. Today I passed out this year-at-a-glance list of suggestions to build your food storage with their weekly grocery shopping. I also handed out a copy of the current LDS Cannery prices. (As a side note, Cannery prices are increasing on January 16th so now is a good time to inventory and restock things you’ve used up.) Then, on the first Sunday of every month (as a reminder), I am going to hand out a little printout of the month’s suggestions and the cannery dates, so they’re in a size that will fit easily in a wallet. There are a ton of great ideas online that you can use for your group. I was going for simplicity and something that wouldn’t strain budgets.
Click to view and print the page here: Weekly Food Storage
I had been offering a monthly food storage cooking class, but with the changes in the Relief Society program (as far as Enrichment activities), I may just use those ideas as mini classes for a ward preparedness activity sometime during the year.
I would love to hear the ideas you are using to help your church or community group become more self-sufficient and prepared for emergencies. Please share!