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Published: Monday, May 5 2014 2:00 a.m. MDT

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worf
Mcallen, TX

This is great!

But with welfare, food stamps, school lunches, etc.

Why is this needed?

amagnetick
AV, CA

worf... According to the article, these meals are shipped to orphanages world wide. You're correct though, in the US, this shouldn't be needed.

Twilight Zone
Salt Lake, UT

My Comment is for Worf in McAllen , TX.
That is one of the most intelligent questions I've read on this blog for some time, I'd like to try and address your question Worf, I hope my answers help you to understand the difference between Man's ideas of help and God's perfect way.
Very often we try to do our best but being imperfect we fail, The Church of Jesus Christ teaches us that rather than just a simple hand out (man's approach). God offers us a hand up. The Church of Jesus Christ does not just offer food supplies, we have specially appointed individuals called Bishops that counsel with me members and non-members alike to help them escape the cycle of poverty, hunger and despair. If ever there were those who are in despair, it must surely be Children in an orphanage. there is a great book you can read on this entitled Pure Religion, Elder Glenn Rudd, I highly recommend it and Jesus the Christ by James E. Tallmadge.

Old Poet
Salt Lake City, UT

Tornadoes rip through the South. Weeks earlier, a deadly mudslide devastated homes in Washington State. Fires destroy homes near San Diego. Hurricanes smash into New Jersey. Unpublicized floods destroy homes. Parents were raised as "fast-food children" in two and one parent homes, and rely on school lunch programs for one meal a day; and where is dinner for the "latch-key" children when both parents are working, or trying to find employment. The Boston Globe reported the U.S.A. jails house more prisoners than any nation on earth: 2.3 million or 1% of all American adults. The pre-1960s tradition of families gathered around the breakfast and dinner table disappears for a variety of reasons. The Northeast is facing bigger storm surges and floods. The 2013 Hunger and Homelessness Survey shows that hunger is a national issue. Utah is #1; Minnesota is #2 in philanthropic donations. Latter-day Saint Christians are under Church covenant
to help feed the hungry, cloth the naked, and provide shelter (even if it is thousands of tents in Haiti and elsewhere). Doing so is a Christian covenant for all. Keep up the helpful service.

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