Until the early 1900's everyone used to grow or trade for goods they needed to get through the winter into the next growing season. By WWII things changed so that most everyone was going to the store when needed to buy what they wanted. Very few continued on with growing food and putting by what they might need during the winter month's. This left many families in a bad spot. Major winter storms could leave them without groceries. Loss of a job or a major illness or accident could leave a family without what they needed to get by.
These last few years so many "Prepper's" have been around claiming the world was about to end or some sort of nonsense. But all I want people to do is to become much more self reliant.
We need to go back to the time where folks took care of themselves. We should have the food and water we need to get by with. We should know how to do minor repairs. We should know how to cook and sew. We should know and practice basic 1st aid treatments.
I'm not one of those saying the sky is falling but I am warning you that the rain will fall. Make sure you are ready with your own rainy day program. I feel every household should have at least 3 months worth of dry food goods on hand along with enough water to last a couple of weeks. Having basic supplies can see you through most personal crisis.
So this summer see how much food you can get stored away. Remember grocery stores have gone to an on demand delivery system and when they run out they really are out and have to wait the the next truck coming in. Be prepared so you can take care of your family no matter what happens!