As disciples of Jesus Christ, members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints strive to follow the biblical admonition to feed the hungry. Welfare services—helping members in need with basic life necessities—became a cornerstone of the Church’s mission at its founding by Joseph Smith in New York in 1830. Following the Biblical example of Christ, Smith organized “stores” in 1831 to feed the hungry and care for the poor among its members.
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