The purpose of bishops' storehouses is to distribute commodities to the poor and needy as requested by bishops. The storehouses also provide service opportunities for those receiving assistance and for those desiring to serve missions or to volunteer.
Volunteers stocked shelves, broke down boxes and recycled them, weighed fresh product and put it in bags, helping out in the canning process, and other activities.
WIL chair Nancy Allred summed up the day as follows: "It was a really good experience, and I think humbling for many. A lot of lawyers live in a pretty rarefied world and getting up close and personal with some of these problems was a really good reminder."
After helping out for a few hours, the chapters members went to a local favorite restaurant, King Taco. This authentic and delicious Mexican food was discovered by the Los Angeles chapter president, Terry Higham, when he served his mission in Los Angeles. --Excerpted from "Los Angeles Chapter's Day of Service," by Spencer Waldron, in http://www.jrcls.org/news/item.php?num=2205.
Photos and captions by Nancy Allred. Photos: Top left-- Christopher Higham and Kanji Takahashi stock shelves with Sam Petty, USC 1L; middle left--Brad Allred and LA chapter secretary Heather Takahashi stock shelves; bottom left--LaDell Muhlstein weighs and bags produce; right--Brad Allred, Lea Allred (age 2), and Kanji Takahashi break down boxes.