The Camp Fire survivors in Paradise, California found themselves in a twilight zone, where the simplest tasks suddenly became excruciatingly difficult. In addition to no longer having a place to live, they still needed to wash clothes, take showers and eat. Things that the average person does everyday, almost without thought, have become complex and hard. How do you cook a meal when you've lost your kitchen? And if you suddenly find yourself living in a camper, how do you prepare meals for your family?
Rick and Jean Aldridge (with Adventist Health), and Pastor Dan Martella (with the Paradise Adventist Church), came up with a plan to equip survivors with Instant Pots and menus as a way to make quick, nutritious food.