The rumor, it turns out, is not true.
“There has been a myth for years that BYU could sustain the outside community,” said Carri Jenkins, a BYU spokeswoman.
Rumors about BYU’s alleged food storage range from a belief there is enough for more than 30,000 students to last three days, to a notion there is food stocked to provide for the surrounding community as well. “It’s a myth that’s been perpetuated by word-of-mouth,” Jenkins said. “We have done our very best to let people know that BYU doesn’t have those resources.”