Food Banks: More Than Just Canned Soup
Nov 12, 2012, 12:30 PM
Food banks have been front and center in the news since Hurricane Sandy as resources for shelf-stable food for people without power. But a recent article in the New York Times says the increased attention on the vital assistance the banks are providing right now, is a good opportunity to showcase the many other services they provide, storm or not, including:
- providing fresh produce (some the banks grow fresh, healthy fruits and vegetables themselves)
- nutrition education classes
- cooking demonstrations
- advocacy for ending hunger
- feeding children during non-school hours
- education about food stamps, now known as SNAP.
>>Read the full New York Times article.
This commentary originally appeared on the RWJF New Public Health blog.