Food Safety & Food Banks

One in five households with children in the United States faces food insecurity; that’s more than 17 million households. Programs like SNAP and EBT provide something of a safety net, but not all families are covered, and not all families covered by such programs are entirely free from the specter of hunger. To fill that gap in the United States, smaller institutions at the community level provide food aid. A key part of this hunger relief infrastructure are food banks. The Issue With Food Banks Unfortunately, the principle objective of food banks – feeding as many hungry people as possible – is sometimes in conflict with another important imperative: ensuring that the food that they provide to people is safe to eat. Without guidelines on what food is acceptable to collect and distribute, food banks might inadvertently sicken the population that they’re trying to help. If the rules by which they have to abide are too strict, however, there’s a…

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