Saturday, December 2, 2017

Fact of the Day: Poor Food

While it varies by location, however most food-banks throw away over half of the food that is collected from drives. Many times (especially canned food) is often over-expired and not suitable for consumption. 

11 comments:

  1. Food banks, the rich get richer, and the poor get poorer, horrible.

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  2. Yep, and rat turds abound in many too. blah.

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  3. With the plight of the homeless and hungry, this is so sad. Hugs...RO

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  4. I usually still consume stuff even if it's after the Best Before date - it's generally still fine after that!

    -Kati
    Almost Stylish

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  5. That is too bad. I just bought some pasta and canned beans for a food drive pickup.

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  6. Sounds like the people giving the food away should check the expiration dates better.
    Though I like vegetables, Lima Beans is one I don't like.

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  7. It is sad to see any food go to waste when so many are going hungry.

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  8. Yeah, people palm off all sorts of crap on food banks. Once when filling hampers at the Winnipeg Food Bank, I saw on the shelf that someone had donated a jar of capers. CAPERS! When the hell are poor people ever going to use capers? On their Kraft Dinner?

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  9. Here in Oregon, Mrs. C. and I have been actively involved with our local food bank, and while statistics may differ, we only throw out a fifth of what's collected.

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