Food was sacred and must be treated with respect. I was a little annoyed at the time, knowing my time was limited, my children would be waiting for me, and it took a lot of time gathering the remenants from the bottom of the bin. Reflecting on the experience, I know he is right. The Welfare program has been around for 75 years encouraging us to be self reliant and help others in need.
President Dieter F. Uchtdorf talked about the Welfare program this last conference. "More than simply another gospel topic, "in the Lord's plan, our commitment to welfare principles should be at the very root of our faith and devotion to Him," he said.
"Like two sides of a coin, the temporal and spiritual are inseparable," he noted, adding that there are, unfortunately, those who minimize the temporal.
President Uchtdorf remarked, "That is the starting point in our time as well. We already have the Lord's organization in place. Our challenge is determining how to use it...Every generation must learn anew the doctrines that undergird the Lord's way of caring for the needy."