The Covid-19 pandemic, which has been going on since March 2020, affects the ability of households to meet family food. Housewives who have a very potent role in the family become strategic audiences for the application of knowledge and skills to fulfill food independently. Activities carried out by extension methods, demonstrations and learning by doing (practice). The knowledge and skills transferred were growing spinach and kale in fruit baskets, making bean sprouts, and making salted eggs. Participants in the activity were 13 housewives whose households were affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, especially in terms of decreasing economic capacity. Participants participated in the activity enthusiastically and practiced the knowledge and skills acquired in their own homes. Most of the participants stated that growing vegetables in baskets, making bean sprouts, and salted eggs provide economic benefits, compatible with social, cultural, and environmental situations, was easy to apply, could be tried by themself and the results could be observed. The enthusiasm of the participants in the activity must be maintained. The other knowledge and skills have to be applied continuously so that they can provide food sources independently. Knowledge and other simple skills can also be applied to generate creativity, productivity, and independence, especially for housewives.
Keywords: efforts to fulfill food, family food, nutritious food, independent, covid-19 pandemic