First, we go to tour the facility, which is TREMENDOUS. 570,391 square feet. That's at least a couple Costcos, right? We were very impressed with the size and amount of food and supplies that are ready to be shipped off in a moment's notice. The single purpose of this storehouse? "to enable the bishops of the church to meet the needs of the poor and needy."
After touring the building, we were seating for the dedication. We got to hear from Julie B. Beck, Bishop H. David Burton, and President Utchdorf, who closed with his remarks and gave the dedicatory prayer. It was a really neat experience to attend such a special event. Plus, we got to say hi to sister Beck and shake her hand. And best of all, they sent us home with storehouse "goodie bags." That's right, we got to take home our own Deseret Peanut Butter, bread, and cheese. Good stuff, I might add.
If you are interested, you can read more about the BCS and its purpose here.