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This story is included in the October 2020 World Report, a 45-minute program that summarizes news of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints over the past six months. The full October 2020 World Report will be available here on Wednesday, September 30.

Regan Ramano, food manager of Mercy Warehouse in Laguna Niguel, California, cheers as a pallet of black beans is loaded onto an empty shelf. It is mid-July 2020. Several dozen pallets of beans, salsa, spaghetti and other pantry staples are being given to the Orange County Food Bank to help fill increasing demands brought about by COVID-19.

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Mercy Warehouse, the Orange County Rescue Mission and Second Harvest are among the recipients of more than 105,000 pounds of food from the Bishops’ Central Storehouse of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The food donation is part of one of the Church’s largest-ever humanitarian responses. Additional donations are scheduled for Orange County.

“[The Church’s] support is just phenomenal,” says Ramano. Like other food banks, hers is dependent on donations from corporations and individuals. “The food that just arrived is invaluable for us. This gift is tremendous. It’s like a little bit of hope coming to their door.”

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