Would the Romneys Keep a White House Food Storage?
This is not intended to be a political post. Nor is it intended to be a recommendation that you vote any certain way. I highly respect every individual's right to vote his/her conscience. But the possibility of Romney, (who is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which is also the organization from which most of my recommendations come), moving into the White House does make me wonder how he might handle food storage. I loved this little snippet from CNN which ponders the same question.
Jessica Ravitz writes, "The LDS Church advises its members to store enough food to feed a family for a year. Food storage is viewed as a practical measure, one that can come in handy during, say, a crippling superstorm, massive power outages or unforeseen financial hardships.
The practice is rooted in Mormon history. The church’s early pioneers, on their trek westward to what is now Utah, experienced great suffering and starvation. They also endured their share of persecution and couldn’t rely on the help of others. So having resources squirreled away became a collective comfort.
Any chance that the Romneys would institute White House food storage? Not because they would need it for themselves or likely anyone else at the White House, but Riess said in these uncertain times, it could be a good lesson in preparedness to showcase to the nation. “I wouldn’t be surprised to see that,” she said.
Even if a family storing it doesn’t need the food, by having it available that family is poised to help others. Serving those less fortunate or in crisis is big in the LDS Church, and it is a part of another practice that may find its way into the White House if the Romneys move in."
I agree with the author that having a food supply would set a good example in preparedness for the nation. I also like that she highlighted that one of the main purposes for having a food supply is so we can help others. So, we'll have to watch and see. What do you think? It might not even be a relevant question after Tuesday. [Don't forget to vote!]