About 30 new volunteers listen as an elderly man goes through the basics of industrial food processing. There’s hygiene and safety of course but also a lot about God. The trainer asks whose cannery this is. He waits, and after a few murmured answers states firmly “the Lord’s".
Many churches view feeding the poor as an important responsibility. But none go about it quite like the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Across the country, the LDS church has farms, orchards and ranches. And the crops go to church-owned food processing facilities. Six of these facilities handle perishable food like meat and fruit, including this cannery in Garden City, Idaho.
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