Church Donates 100,000 Pounds of Food

    “Church Donates 100,000 Pounds of Food,” Ensign, Dec. 1991, 68

    Church Donates 100,000 Pounds of Food

    The Church donated 100,000 pounds of food to the Utah Food Bank in Salt Lake City, assuring that the organization will remain open through the end of the year.

    The organization, which had been faced with possible closure, had served 22 percent more needy people and 33 percent more food than it had in the previous year, said Richard Winters, Community Services Council executive director.

    “We have been faced with a serious shortage, and this very generous donation from the Church’s welfare program will go a long way toward meeting our needs for the balance of the year,” he said.

    The donation included beans, beef stew, bread, canned beef chunks, cheeses, flour products, gelatin, milk, pasta products, peanut butter, rice, sugar, and tuna. The food filled two and a half semitrailer trucks.