Questions on Survival and Growing Hunger in America

            My wife and I decided to celebrate Valentine’s Day early by going out to eat last night. At a table next to us, I heard a woman telling another woman at their table that she and her husband were there for an early Valentine’s treat, too. This was at one of those buffet restaurants where you pay $10 and eat enough to comfortably feed three people.


            Meanwhile, as we enjoyed ourselves and temporarily forgot the rest of the world, the headline reads “Growing Hunger in America.” Emergency food banks across the country are experiencing staggering growth in the number of people needing what they have to offer.


It’s not some sob story. More and more Americans have to decide on paying utility bills or getting groceries.


            Are you among that number? Can you get by on less? Do you know someone who is?


            Do you have plans for a survival garden this season? Do you raise chickens in your backyard?


            What if we have a food shortage and there’s just not enough to go around? Or what if access to food is withheld or denied during a state of emergency?



Author: John Wesley Smith

John Wesley Smith writes and podcasts from his home in Central Missouri. His goal is to help preppers as he continues along his own preparedness journey.