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(KSL News) -- Thirty missionaries from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints assembled food boxes today for shipment to areas devastated by Hurricane Katrina.
The boxes contain enough food to feed a family for several days. They include canned soups, chili, and beef stew, can openers, salt, powdered milk, powdered fruit drink, raisins and a re-fillable water bag.
And employees of the Utah Department of Corrections have collected tons of supplies and equipment for shipment to the Gulf Coast.
The shipment will include more than two-thousand hygiene kits, baby formula, diapers, non-perishable food items, tents, and sleeping bags.
Utah corrections officers gathered many of these items from Utah merchants and religious charity centers.