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    From Crop to Shelf: Behind the Scenes of Welfare

    From Crop to Shelf: Behind the Scenes of Welfare

    From bakeries, dairy farms, and storehouses, to transportation and canneries, you’ll see how each special operation contributes to the welfare mission of the Church worldwide.
    Deseret Dairy Farm in Elberta


    Deseret Bakery
    Bakery volunteers tell how they are blessed to help those in need. After the bread is ready, that evening trucks take the bread throughout the western United States—not to sell, but to give to those in need.
    Deseret Dairy
    A team manager at the Elberta dairy explains the process of producing dairy products. He emphasizes the blessing the products are to families in need and expresses the testimony he has gained by helping others.
    Deseret Transportation
    Deseret Transportation delivers goods to those in need.
    Helping Houston's Hungry
    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the Houston Food Bank, and corporate volunteers have partnered to bring about the Peanut Butter Project. To date, over 700,000 jars of peanut butter have been donated to the Houston Food Bank.
    Houston Corporate Partnerships
    Through a partnership between the Church, the Houston Food Bank, and various corporations, the Church helps supply food to the poor of Houston.
    Idaho Falls Welfare Community Gardens
    A community garden in Idaho sponsored by Church members provides food for those in need. The welfare farm opened up remnants of the field to members of other faiths to be used as private gardens.
    Thanks Be to God
    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints produces hundreds of millions of pounds of food on Church-owned welfare farms. This food is harvested, processed, and distributed through volunteer labor and then given to the poor and needy.
    The Labor of His Hands
    Church members around the world volunteer both time and money to serve others-- members and nonmembers alike--as Christ would serve.
    Tour of the Harrisville, Utah, Welfare Cannery
    Dedicated in May 2017, the Harrisville Utah Cannery cans products that will be delivered to bishops’ storehouses throughout the United States. The food canned will eventually go to help those in need.
    Welfare Facilities—Bishops’ Central Storehouse
    At the Bishops’ Central Storehouse, about 143 different food items are stored in bulk to stock bishops’ storehouses all over the country as well as assist in times of disaster.
    Welfare Facilities—Bishops’ Storehouse
    A quick overview of the role of a bishops’ storehouse and how the commodities there help people in need.
    Welfare Facilities—Deseret Mill and Pasta
    Get an inside look at what goes on at Deseret Mill and Pasta.
    Welfare Facilities—Welfare Square
    Welfare Square has a cannery, bakery, milk processing plant, thrift store, and other Church facilities that serve the poor and needy around the world.
    Welfare Services Origin Story
    This video shows how Welfare Services began and how it has changed over the years.
    Welfare Timeline—Bedbugs
    A teacher tells a story about how the Church’s welfare program helped one of his students.
    Welfare Timeline—Idleness
    A story recounted by Elder Glenn L. Rudd about the beginnings of the Church’s welfare program.
    Welfare Timeline—Madera Vineyard
    A story submitted by Jamie Hansen about an event at the Church’s vineyard in Madera, California.
    Welfare Timeline—President Benson
    An excerpt from a talk by President Ezra Taft Benson in the April 1977 general conference.
    Welfare Timeline—President Monson
    An excerpt from a talk by President Thomas S. Monson in the October 1988 general conference.
    Welfare Timeline—The Power of Love
    Elizabeth Howell recounts an experience she had while giving aid after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti.