BYU debunks food storage myths

College living conditions can make it difficult for BYU students to follow the counsel of leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to maintain food storage, and thanks to a persistent rumor, many have assumed the University could provide for them in the event of an emergency.

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.”

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