Why do you keep a food storage in your basement?


2 Responses to “Why do you keep a food storage in your basement?”

Leonardo Miranda
2012-07-02 06:04:01
There's a Mormon scripture that says, "... If ye are prepared, ye shall not fear." As Mormons, we know this applies to our spiritual preparedness as well as our physical preparedness. At lds.org on Emergency Preparedness it says;

"Members of the Church have been counseled for many years to be prepared for adversity. Preparation, both spiritual and temporal, can dispel fear. With the guidance of Church leaders, individual members and families should prepare to be self-reliant in times of personal or widespread emergency."

An ongoing way to prepare is to get a skill--become educated. We are encouraged to have three months of wages in savings. We have also been encouraged to have three months of food storage of items that we use on a regular basis and a longer term of basic food staples. There is no commandment for this, just suggestion. But, many people in my local congregation who, during the worst part of the recent and current recession, lost their jobs and because of their financial and food storage preparedness were able to make it through an unemployed time. Not only is it important to be prepared for emergencies to sustain our own families, but to help others in need as well. The Mormon Church's humanitarian efforts are well known. You can visit providentliving.org for more information.
2012-06-30 16:51:21
You live through a long period of unemployment, a hurricane, a wildfire, an earthquake, and/or a tornado, and you'll find yourself In a place where you can't run to the store for new groceries.

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