2017 Food Shortage

Regardless of what you think about the ICE raids, they will decrease the available farm labor for 2017. This means we will see food shortages and greatly increased food prices.

Here are some things you can do now:

  • Start stockpiling non-perishable foods (canned, frozen, peanut butter, cereals)
  • Start or improve your garden. If you live in an apartment, you can either do container gardening or look into nearby community gardens
  • If you’re not using coupons, now is a good time to start. The more money you can save now, the more you have left to spend on food later in the year, when it will be more expensive
  • Check out prices at different places like CostCo, WinCo, and Target. Sometimes they have better prices than other grocery stores.
  • Look into Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) in your area. Normally, you can get a CSA box every week for a fixed amount. Be warned–usually a box provides a lot of food. You will need to cook probably 5-7 meals a week to use up a full box.
  • If you have extra food or money, look at making donations to food pantries or to school backpack programs. People will be needing more assistance than usual this year.

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