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Warehouses of blessings

Food storage for emergencies is a Mormon priority

Posted: January 4, 2014 at 2:32 a.m.

In this Nov. 25, 2013, photo, a worker moves down an aisle among of boxes of food stacked at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' Utah Bishops' Central Storehouse in Salt Lake City. At the massive warehouse, shelves are stacked tall with boxes of food it uses to stock 143 grocery store-like storehouses it runs across the Americas to provide food to members in need.

SALT LAKE CITY — Towering grain silos overlook the main highway in Salt Lake City at the Mormon church’s Welfare Square. At grocery stores, there’s a whole section of large plastic tubs with labels that read, “Deluxe survivor 700.”

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Religion, Pages 12 on 01/04/2014

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