Critical Needs for Our Food Supply
By Joseph Parish
Let’s think for a moment just how fragile our food supply logistics really is. We have our local grocery stores which usually receive their stock from a master chain distributor. Generally the grocery store does not stock more then a week’s supply of food at any one time. Usually that amount is reduced to 72 hours worth of food being on the shelves at any moment. They frequently will re-stock their shelves as the supplies arrive meaning they have no spare cases in the back waiting to be put on the shelves.
Now let’s add a monkey wrench to this scenario. If for some reason the delivery trucks are prevented from arriving due to a disaster the grocery store shelves are likely to remain bare. In effect what will happen is there will be a shortage of food for your community. No milk or bread will get to the grocery store and thus none will make it to your home.
Consider what happens in the store when word is out that a hurricane is approaching your area. First everyone rushes out to the store to purchase foods which they rightfully should have had previously in their pantries. At the close of business that night the grocery store shelves will more then likely be totally bare. These are the results from people who wait until the last minute to grab necessary basic food supplies.