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The Deseret Mill and Pasta facility in Northern Utah is increasing its production of more than 30 products to help families increase their food storage during times of emergency and to benefit those in need.
The Kaysville plant, owned and operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, was purchased by the Church in the 1940s as part of the Church’s Welfare program. The facility was expanded in 2015 with the addition of the pasta plant.
“We want people to have storage in times of crisis or in times of need,” said Gordon Carmen, director of production and distribution for the Church’s Welfare and Self-Reliance Services Department.
“Customers can purchase various products, like wheat, rice and beans, that are packed in number 10 cans, primarily,” Carmen said. “These usually have a shelf life of 20 to 30 years. Some of our dried milk products last 12 years.”
Church leaders have taught that home food storage should consist of both short- and long-term goods. Short-term items, such as pasta, pancake flour and cake mixes, should be balanced with longer-term goods, such as raw wheat, rice, oats and beans, depending on a family’s needs. “We’re now producing enough for our own needs, but we’re also producing enough to be able to give away to food banks and other humanitarian partners.” –Gordon Carmen, Production Director
Carmen stated, “We’re now producing enough for our own needs, but we’re also producing enough to be able to give away to food banks and other humanitarian partners that we collaborate with.”
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