When people think of food banks, they often think of non-perishable food drives. Stacks of boxed mac and cheese, tons of canned foods, big bags of pasta and rice. Those foods certainly do fill bellies, which is good, but some organizations are stepping up their efforts to ensure more balanced nutrition and fresh foods for food insecure families. By thinking outside the box and engaging with local communities, schools, and farmers, these amazing programs are revolutionizing the food bank system.
These amazing, sustainable and nutritious ways to fight hunger while also educating people about food sources, are excellent examples of the food revolution. Does your community have initiatives that combine volunteerism and learning to bring fresh food to hungry families?
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