Each August a challenge is issued to do something every day to add to our food storage. It’s called the #everybitcountschallenge because if you do just a Little Bit Every Day, you will have accomplished a whole lot after 31 days.

Your daily effort could be to can a few jars of jam or meat, or dehydrate some zucchini chips or herbs, or freeze eggs or peach slices.

What if you don’t can? Or dehydrate? Or know any food preservation methods? Ask at your church or at work to find people who do know how to do these things. You’d be surprised how willing people are to teach these skills. Alternatively, use this month to make a concerted effort to purchase items that will broaden and improve your food supply.

August is a good time to make this kind of effort because harvests are starting to come in from farms and gardens. If you don’t have a garden, visit your area farmers markets.

If you want to see what others are doing throughout the challenge this year, on Instagram, search #everybitcountschallenge and click Follow. You will get some great ideas. There are also a few videos on You Tube and occasional posts on Facebook that can be found by searching the term #everybitcountschallenge.

Get ready to act – August is just two days away and every bit of effort counts!

Watch this year’s challenge introduction from Jessica at Three Rivers Homestead HERE.


  1. She made me tired just listening to her! Her “just a little” is my yearly! And 8 kiddos…..oh my!

    Sent from my iPhone


    • Lol, some people have all the energy. I just take the idea and do my own thing with it!


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