All is Safely Gathered In – The LDS Church and Food Storage

Freeze Dried Food - All Is Safely Gathered In

I have known and worked with a lot of Mormons over the past 26 years. They have a strong sense of family and a keen awareness about food storage. Whether or not you agree with the LDS Church or the Mormon faith is irrelevant to our discussion. These people know a lot about food storage. The church advises their members to do it, the majority of them do do it, and they are organized. They have a collection of canning facilities and warehouses scattered throughout the U.S.

The other day, I came across a pamphlet I had not seen before. It was entitled, “All Is Safely Gathered In“. It was distributed by the LDS Church in 2007, and encouraged its members to have a supply of food and water. I would like to quote three paragraphs from that document because it sums up the idea of food storage quite nicely.

“We encourage Church members worldwide to prepare for adversity in life by having a basic supply of food and water and some money in savings.

We ask that you be wise as you store food and water and build your savings. Do not go to extremes; it is not prudent, for example, to go into debt to establish your food storage all at once. With careful planning, you can, over time, establish a home storage supply and a financial reserve.

We realize that some of you may not have financial resources or space for such storage. Some of you may be prohibited by law from storing large amounts of food. We encourage you to store as much as circumstances allow.”

If you are looking for a simple explanation, and a case for food storage, I think you have found it.

Prepare for adversity in life by having a basic supply of food and water and some money in savings.



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