May 27, 2019

Preparedness Challenge - May Week 4

Our preparedness challenge for this week is simply to gather a supply of disposable eating items like paper plates, cups, bowls, utensils and more. Something you probably shop for already, but they would be extremely useful in an emergency.



I know some of you believe in saving the environment, but during an emergency or disaster, you need to feed your hungry family.

After most disasters, many people are temporarily sheltered in tent cities and they are basically camping. Disposable eating supplies become a necessity because you can't find water to wash dishes. So, I always keep a supply of disposable picnic supplies on hand. Here are some ideas that may help you:

1.  Gather Disposable Picnic Supplies
These items always go on sale during May, June and July which is awesome! Costco and Sam's Club have them on sale for a few more weeks. But also check pharmacies like Walgreens. They also have special deals.
  • paper plates
  • cups, paper or plastic, and even some styrofoam cups for hot beverages
  • bowls paper or foam
  • plastic utensils
  • heavyweight foil
  • paper towels
  • napkins
  • disposable table cloths
The key is not to let these items disappear on your shelves before you need them. Sure you can use part of them, but replenish them. 

Have fun gathering!

Valerie Albrechtsen
The Food Storage Organizer

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