Answer: Pretty darned bad!
Food Banks nationwide often do not now have enough food available to give all of the families they serve even the bare minimum amount of food to sustain them. In Houston Texas, the Food Banks in the area are now distributing-LET THIS SINK IN- 800,000 Pounds of food PER DAY! On a few occasions they have distributed ONE MILLION POUNDS OF FOOD IN A SINGLE DAY!!!!!
And this is just in ONE Major City. Multiply this across the entire Country! I have SEEN Mile long lines of cars lined up for food banks when I was assigned to the San Diego Wildfires when I was with the Red Cross. That was shocking then. Today it is a common occurrence in EVERY Large city in the United States! Just because it has not hit Clatsop County or your family does NOT mean it isn’t happening or it won’t happen to any of us!
In anticipation of the coming crisis, I have alluded to recently regarding the global crop failures of 2018 and 2019 ALL of the National Grocery chains are ordering massive amounts of extra food now while they can still get it! 36 of the 50 States are filling up Government warehouses with high carb foods such as Pasta, Peanut Butter, and the ubiquitous FREE CHEESE for distribution when the Just-In-Time delivery system is anticipated to collapse sometime in 2021. THAT tidbit came from the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture.
According to the U.S. Federal Reserve, most American Families have only $400.00 in savings to survive a crisis! The Houston Food Bank has been helping an average of 126,000 families per Week since March of this Year. Nationwide, the Charitable Food Distribution Program is warning that “A dark time is coming.” A time is coming when food shortages in the U.S. will become critically acute, because food distribution and financial aid programs are all going away. This situation is going to send millions of people into extreme desperation.
15 to 20% of American Food Banks get up to 40% of the food they distribute from Government programs. They get the rest of the food from charitable aid and other County & State programs.
Several countries around the World are saying they don’t expect the situation to improve until at least 2024. Our own Government is telling Food Banks to expect this to last another Two Years at minimum.
Things are about to get MUCH worse! Bond defaults are delivering 99% losses as a new wave of bankruptcies sweep the financial sector. Just like the major corporations, mom & pop businesses,
Restaurants, Grocery Store chains, are all starting to go under and close. Up to 90% of ALL the restaurants owned by small business owners are going away!
The grocery stores are preparing. The Food Banks are preparing. The businesses are closing;
And its time for you to prepare!!!!!
Take stock of your Pantry. Inventory everything you have in terms of FOOD, FUEL, MEDICAL SUPPLIES, DRINKING WATER, SANITATION SUPPLIES, CLOTHING, THE CONDITION OF THE CAR OR CARS YOU OWN.
See what you need for tomorrow!!!