I try to support local businesses whenever possible. I like that I can get to know them and their history in the area. I also like that they are a part of the community and often support it in various ways. As an extension of this kind of thinking, I like to find out about the sites on the Internet that I do business with as well. Because the Internet can make things feel more impersonal, I often research potential companies before I spend my money there.
I do the same for companies that would like me to advertise their site or give a discount to the Preparedness Club. I’m not saying I have to know them well, but I try to find out if they’re shady and how they treat their customers. Because of this, I have decided that I would give companies who advertise on the site or support the Preparedness Club the chance to let you get to know them a little better. To do this, I will make a post from time to time, giving them the chance to do a little question and answer session with me.
Our company was started in 1972, we’re celebrating our 41st anniversary! Current ownership has been for the last 15 years, but even the current owners were dealers for the company for 5 years before purchasing the company. Ready Reserve Foods, Inc. main goal was to provide high quality, tasty foods that you could depend on being there in an emergency.
2. What major changes have you seen since then?
There have been a lot of changes over the past 20 years alone! The quality of dehydrated foods has grown leaps and bounds. The additional information that is now available about pesticides, additives, and preservatives has allowed us greater control in providing higher quality products to our customers while having the highest nutritional value. Also, the dehydration process has become more efficient. This means customers actually get more raw product and less water weight and volume for their money and space.
3. What would you like people to know about your company?
Ready Reserve Foods, Inc. has always been a premier manufacturer in emergency foods, especially since we are the oldest continually operated company in our entire industry. What makes us special is the fact that we refuse to cut corners. We don’t take the easy or cheap way, which means our customers get the best product and most dependable and safe canning method available. The nitrogen packaging system that we use is special, mostly because we are the only ones out there who take the time to do it, but also because we have been able to actually real-time test our products and have proven that our methods last for 15, 20, 25, and even 30+ years. We don’t add chemical packets to our food, almost all of our products are grown here in the USA, and we’re proud to be a family owned and operated company who has long term relationships with our customers (we get Christmas cards, birth announcements, and wedding invitations every year, and we love it!).
4. How can your company help people to be better prepared?
Ready Reserve not only has the best products, but we also have the most experience. We’ve worked on major disaster relief (FEMA, Red Cross, the Navy, etc.) as well as getting individuals, companies, and even fire houses, police stations, city centers, hospitals, and retirement homes ready in case of an emergency. We know what is needed, we understand that the process can be overwhelming, and we can work with anyone’s budget, space, or location. We’ll make it happen.
As a reminder, Preparedness Club members receive a 10% discount on food purchases from Ready Reserve Foods
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