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Food Banks in the U.S.

Submitted by on August 12, 2010 – 9:56 am

City Harvest: In New York City, City Harvest collects 28 million pounds of food from grocers, restaurants, and farms and distributes food to 600 food programs throughout the city. City Harvest also supports access to nutritious food in low-income areas and educates people about healthy living.

Forgotten Harvest: Forgotten Harvest works strictly in the Detroit area. They collect prepared and perishable foods from restaurants, supermarkets, and caterers. Last year, they collected 19.4 million pounds of food. This food would normally go to waste, but instead it is delivered to food pantries, shelters, children’s homes, and group homes around Detroit.

WHY: WHY works at a strictly local level and provides job training, educational opportunities, healthcare, and assistance to local farmers.

Feeding America: Feeding America works on both a local and national level to distribute food where it is most needed. They also have a Food Bank Locator that will locate the closest food bank by zip code or state, and their Food Bank Locator can be added to a website. Try it out below.

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