About the Bishop’s Storehouse

The Bishop’s Storehouse provides food and basic household commodities to the needy as recommended by the Bishop on the Bishop’s Order for Commodities form (form 33585 is available only through LDS distribution). The Bishop’s Storehouse located in Worcester Massachusetts serves Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut.

Information about and basic doctrine of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

What does the Church teach about Welfare? The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints promotes the ideas of Provident Living, by teaching principles of Employment, Finances, Food Storage, Emergency Preparedness, Gardening, Physical Health and Education.

Where does the food in the Bishop’s Storehouse come from? Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are encouraged to participate in Welfare services. The Church operates many farms and ranches that produce food and other commodities. Much of the labor to support this enterprise is donated by members of the Church. Additionally, members of the Church are encouraged to fast from food and water for two meals on the first Sunday of every month and donate the value of the meals (or more) the form of a “Fast Offering“. The fast offerings are collected and distributed to the needy as directed by the bishop and are used to purchase commodities not produced by the Church’s Welfare programs.