Inside the LDS Church’s Bishops’ Central Storehouse

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SALT LAKE CITY -- A large warehouse owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the main storage facility for the church's welfare program.

The Bishops' Central Storehouse, at 5405 West 300 South in Salt Lake City, is the central warehouse where food and crucial household items like soap and toilet paper are stored before distribution to smaller locations around the world.

"If a person is in need of assistance first they would go meet with their local bishop. This applies to whether they're a member, or a non-member and teach them principles of self-reliance from the scriptures. And teach them to see if they're doing all they can to stand on their own two feet and help themselves," said Richard Humpherys, Storehouse Manager. "Then, [the bishop] would ask the Relief Society president, which is the president of the women's organization in the ward, to go to that family and go fill out a two week food order. Then they would take that food order to one of our store houses which is like a grocery store, the only difference is there's no cash register."

Welfare recipients may be asked to help with tasks to benefit the LDS Church, such as cleaning chapel or assisting in stocking shelves at a local storehouse.

6 comments

    • Bob Jones

      It never ceases to amaze me that there are so many losers such as yourself who take the time to make such unintelligent comments just to bash a religion you don’t agree with. Since you most likely don’t have a job and are still living with your parents (just an assumption, given that most employers won’t hire unintelligent people) you should probably take some of your ample spare time to assess your life. Just because you are a pathetic loser now, doesn’t mean you always have to be.

      • Ted Moore

        People who cannot face up to who and what they are find comfort in insulting others who are noticeably trying to make something of their life. Getting snarky with them only encourages them, its attention they cannot earn any other way. Rather than playing their pitiful game, we should pray for them.

    • MQB3

      A story about the millions of people that the LDS Church feeds for free, just for the asking, and you choose to make it a venue for your hate speech?

      Sieg Heil, Heinrich.

  • Bob Jones

    It never ceases to amaze me that there are so many losers such as yourself who take the time to make such unintelligent comments just to bash a religion you don’t agree with. Since you most likely don’t have a job and are still living with your parents (just an assumption, given that most employers won’t hire unintelligent people) you should probably take some of your ample spare time to assess your life. Just because you are a pathetic loser now, doesn’t mean you always have to be.

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