As we approach Thanksgiving, many organizations will be kicking up their efforts to feed the hungry, and it's important for retailers and their shoppers to know what are the best items to donate.
Thanksgiving is a day when we reflect on the many things we are thankful for, and we can’t forget to give back to our communities. The holidays are a big time to donate food and other goods; Ruthi Solari, founder and executive director of SuperFood Drive points out that, "About 40 percent of those who go to food pantries already have one person at home with diagnosed diabetes, usually type 2. That number does not include those who might have pre-diabetes or undiagnosed diabetes." So making sure the foods we donate are nutrient-dense, non-perishable super foods is key.
When considering what products to bring or purchase choose those that you would serve to your family. Here are some criteria gathered form Super Food Drive and NYC Food Standards to guide your donations. Of course all donations are appreciated.
Keep in mind, the holiday season isn’t the only time for giving, whether it’s a food drive, direct donations, monetary gifts, or giving to a charitable organization that has ties to the food industry and can link surplus food to emergency food providers, all types of year-round giving are encouraged.
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