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:

Mary Kirkland said...

Well that's just sad.

Bob Bushell said...

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

Pat Hatt said...

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

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

That is really sad.

RO said...

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

Kati said...

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

-Kati
Almost Stylish

Christine said...

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

happyone said...

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.

Jimmy said...

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

Debra She Who Seeks said...

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?

Stephen Hayes said...

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.