Just saw an interesting NPR story called Overburdened food banks can’t say no to junk. And that brought to mind a Spoonfed discussion from November: Would you feed your own kid the same food you donate to food pantries?
The NPR piece notes that most of the unhealthy food given to food banks comes from grocery stores and food companies, which makes sense given the sheer volume of those donations. And that’s a big challenge with implications far beyond food banks. But our earlier conversation (including comments from food-pantry workers) shows that individuals can make a difference. Whether that’s by donating wholesome food or giving money so food banks can buy healthy fare in bulk, our choices matter.