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Salt Lake City storehouse at top of Mormon food chain

At the new Utah Bishops’ Central Storehouse, pallets loaded with food wait to be ferried to locales near and far, their destinations handwritten in black marker on plastic wrap covers: Lindon, Ely, Mesa, San Diego, St. George.

Richard Humphries, storehouse manager, stops a golf cart next to one steel storage rack, slits open a cardboard box with a pocket knife and pulls out a can of peaches made with fruit grown at an LDS Church orchard and processed at its cannery in Lindon. The can’s label is stamped "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints" and "Welfare Services, Salt Lake City, Utah." This, Humphries said as he holds the can in his palm, is "the best food money can’t buy."

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