Driving by the Church's Deseret Mills Elevator on I-15 near Kaysville, Utah, one can see a towering white silo with a giant stem of golden wheat painted on it. One would assume it's a giant storage facility for wheat, but the Deseret Mills prepares materials for a variety of products such as pancake mix, pasta, cereal, flour and food storage. Don Johnson, director of Bishop's Storehouse Services for the Church, explains, "The mill provides the Church welfare system with the ability to fulfill its mission. Members benefit by being able to purchase food for their own home storage."
"Many more people could ride out the storm-tossed waves in their economic lives if they had their year's supply of food and clothing and were debt free. Today we find that many have followed this counsel in reverse: they have at least a year's supply of debt and are food-free." — President Thomas S. Monson, "That noble gift — love at home," Church News, May 12, 2001.
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