An unassuming building in California serves as a classroom for teaching Christian principles. A San Francisco Chronicle writer details the bishops’ storehouse and the volunteers who provide help to those in need.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ extensive welfare program is a system unlike any other because it provides temporary relief while at the same time helping people help themselves. The fine-tuned program has been in operation for decades and is run almost entirely by volunteer labor. Although it was primarily established for members of the Church, the program also assists others who are struggling.
In September of 2008 the Church released an extensive package explaining its welfare program: http://newsroom.lds.org/ldsnewsroom/eng/news-releases-stories/church-welfare-program-helps-people-help-themselves-during-tough-economic-times.