LDS CLOSES CANNERY TO OUTSIDERSgreenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
I learned from different sites that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints(Mormons)had a policy of allowing non-members to use their canneries. I called the cannery in my city and they told me they changed their policy about two months ago because of the publicity on the Internet. The overwhelming response from people preparing for Y2K provoked the change. I guess many people are taking the threat seriously. Mary
-- Mary (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 20, 1999
We had a similar experience. My father volunteers at the LDS cannery in his area. We have bought supplies from them. However, we have not been granted permission to pack there. They gave us the same reason.
-- Sue (email@example.com), January 20, 1999.
As someone else noted in an earlier thread -- early December, I think -- a lot of LDS canneries have closed their doors to nonmembers because of being overwhelmed by y2k-related demand. The csy2k ng had a thread of reports from around the country -- a few canneries were still open to all, but most had tightened their rules. Most of the cnaneries are volunteer run, and they just couldn't handle the demand.
-- Cash (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 20, 1999.
My daughter's Birth Mom is a member of the Mormon church and she told me that they had to close the canneries to non members. But, she did tell me that some members will come to your house to help you learn to can, dry foods, etc., etc. Guess you just have to ask around.
-- Flagirl (Flagirl@mrssurvival.zzn.com), January 21, 1999.