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The Stockpile of Food in My Garage

posted on March 20, 2020

As a lifelong Mormon, The Atlantic‘s McKay Coppins writes about the Mormon practice of food storage, which has been on his mind during the coronavirus pandemic. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints encourages its members to keep enough food and water on hand to last three months. “I am not a doomsday prepper, nor did I acquire this stockpile in a recent spasm of pandemic panic-shopping,” Coppins writes. “I am, instead, keeping up an odd religious tradition that stretches back more than a century—one that I’ve always found slightly embarrassing and anachronistic, but that’s felt a lot more vital lately.”

Read at The Atlantic