Thursday, September 1, 2011


We started working at the Bishop's Storehouse today.  We started by taking a tour of the facilities and then watching several videos.  It was very interesting to me to see what the Church Welfare program is all about, and I thought I knew everything.  I'll have to blog more about this some other time. 

There are about 14 of us that work there.  Sometimes there's more.  We have one lady who is there because she is our cook.  She cooks us lunch everyday.  Today we had Green Chile -Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas, Salad, carrot sticks, zuchinni and squash fried with onions, tortillas and bananna bread for dessert.  They had bottles of water and your choice of soda, one of which was diet coke (with the caffeine) which made my husband happy.  :0)  (and it was diet cherry coke too!)

We filled 14 food orders today.  I guess the thing that struck me the most today was the amount of organization that goes into the Church Welfare system.  Everything is very organized, very neat and tidy.  The other thing that sort of struck me was the look on the people's faces when they came in with their papers - strained, fearful, hard, unsmiling....and the relaxed smiles on their faces when they left.


Delirious said...

14 orders is a lot! When I fill out the orders, it doesn't look like that much. But when I help pick it up, it's surprising how much of my car it takes up!

I've helped there before during a service project, and they fed us. They said they make the meal from food storage food. I think it's pretty good!

Dee Ice Hole said...

You guys are awesome