Saturday Service

Last Saturday we participated in a service project. Did you know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has Bishop’s Storehouses all over the place that get filled up with food that is primarily packaged by the church, and given to those in need?

In our area members of the church drive a truck to the storehouse in New Jersey, fill it up with all the food ordered by those in need in our Stake and drive it to our meetinghouse.  From there we organize it and fill the orders.  Most items are labeled with the LDS label.  It’s so impressive that our church actually manufactures this food to help those who need it.

After we organize the items from the truck, we get a partner, order form and a cart.  We fill up the cart with the requested items, bag them and label them for a family to pick up later.  It is a lot of fun and a good deed to boot.  My husband used to be the one to drive to the storehouse and get all the groceries, and often he would deliver it directly to the families.  It’s nice that we can just drive to our building and get it all ready now, instead of the long commute.


4 responses to “Saturday Service

  1. Pretty cool! A lot of stakes were doing the day of service deal ours didn’t for some reason, total bummer there. My moms ward cleaned up a cemetery that was in much need of some TLC. Anyway great post! Cute family.

  2. It’s very impressive and gives those who serve warm fuzzies!

  3. Helen Knowles

    We collected food for the Capital Area Food Bank – I think the last statistic I saw was that food was donated for more than 18,000 people – that’s a lot of food. It was done in concert with the Mid-Atlantic States. That’s an interesting system you have in NY for the storehouse.

  4. We cut down tistles.

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