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Published: Monday, May 6 2013 10:15 p.m. MDT

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St. George, Utah

I have always made an appointment for my family or ward to come in with my own bulk products or purchase what I want from the center. We worked together to can it our selves. When we canned the centers product we usually did some extra for those unable because of time or health to be able to purchase. My understanding of this article is in the future I may be limited to be able to do the canning myself instead only purchase the goods already canned.

Cottonwood Heights, UT

There's a whole lot of speculating going on here. It sure is interesting to see how many different viewpoints there are on what it means. I can almost hear Chicken Little running around screaming "the sky is falling, the sky is falling."

Salt Lake City, UT

I have noted over time that any comment LValfre makes about the Church can be disregarded. For those who either aren't aware or have an axe to grind, here's what the DNews previously wrote about it:

"The $1.5 billion mixed-use project was developed by City Creek Reserve Inc. (CCRI) — a for-profit real estate company owned by the LDS Church. Including the City Creek project, roughly $4 billion to $5 billion of economic development is currently under way in the downtown area, Bishop Burton said.

'So we hope that the confidence level continues to escalate, and that more people are willing to invest and be a part of the capital city of Utah … to have a great and viable downtown,' he said."

The Church has a history of investing heavily in economic development in downtown SLC to ensure, to the extent they can, that areas nearest the temple do not fall victim to urban decay. There will always be those against the Church that will find problems with investments that make a profit. But, given Christian theology, it seems like good insurance for anticipated future events.

Omaha, NE


Thanks. I had the same confusion. Thought I got it, but glad to hear others thinking along the same lines regarding the changes.

Litchfield, IL

I understand the need for prepackaged items as life seems to be speeding up and time is a very precious commodity. When I was younger I loved going with a group and canning the stuff ourselves. Now that I'm older and raising my granddaughter as a working single parent there is no way I could find the time, especially considering the time it takes to get to the nearest cannery. For that reason I wish they would make those item available for shipment as well. My son keeps bugging me for potato pearls, but unless someone from our branch happens to be making the trip, we have no way to get them.

Salt Lake City, UT

The principle of emergency preparedness remains the same although the mechanisms of preparation may be updated.

Dayton, OH

It sounds like there is a lot of confusion on the whole issue and that definite dates on some things are not being announced. Our Home Storage Center just sent out a letter confirming that we will no longer be able to pack (can) at our HSC after June 27th. And canning products (cans, lids, mylar pouches, oxygen absorbers) will no longer be available to purchase through our HSC. Additionally, all bulk items are being phased out, beginning with wheat (only available until June 30th), and will eventually be completely phased out by Dec. 31st. I talked to Welfare Square to see if mylar pouches and oxygen would be available through Church Distribution and they believed it would be. So if we want to "pack" food on our own, we'll have to purchase the food locally, and order the supplies and use the Stake mylar sealer. Our HSC will be offering only pre-packaged items.


I don't know where the idea of building a school in Ghana came from. Nobody is taking anything away from children in Ghana to provide a cannery in the U.S. Even if this were something they would consider VOLUNTARILY contributing, you can't just build a school and leave. You have to provide for security of the building and hire people to staff it. It's not a one-time donation thing. I don't think anyone has the right to judge how the Church spends its money on philanthropic endeavors. I'm sure Church members and provisions are all over in Oklahoma right now. The mall has nothing to do with any of this; that money comes from a completely different place than money for charities does.

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