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Boston Globe Reports on Church Welfare Program

A recent story in the Boston Globe highlights the longstanding program of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints that helps provide basic necessities for those who are struggling through a trying economy or with other financial challenges.

The Church welfare program is a unique system that provides temporary relief while helping people to become self-reliant. Those in need can counsel with their bishop (local congregational leader) and discuss their individual needs, then arrangements can be made to obtain food in a bishops’ storehouse to help relieve financial burdens.

The Globe article stated: “The facility, called a bishop’s storehouse, is a key part of a vast Mormon welfare system that is largely without parallel in the world of religion.” 

A comprehensive media package covering the Church’s welfare program is available on Newsroom:

Click here to read the Boston Globe article in its entirety.

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