Tuesday, July 27, 2010
There's another problem that was mentioned in that NPR story.
As healthy eating becomes trendier, food bank donations become more unhealthy.
It was something that I hadn't ever thought about, but which makes sense and is also very worrisome. It's the element of the "diet of poverty" that no amount of budgeting, education or planning can really help.
So the take home lesson is: keep the health of the needy in mind when donating food. Or donate cash? Is that possible? There must be organizations out there working with food banks and soup kitchens to try and make everything wonderful -- and goodness knows they do SO much with so little. But chip in if you can. A little for you is a lot for someone else.