Food Safety in Blessing Boxes

Added by NCR FSMA • Last updated Diciembre 7, 2022
Autor: Londa Nwadike
Tipo: Fact Sheets
Idioma: English

Many communities have Blessing Boxes, Parking Lot Pantries, or similar efforts to offer easy access to foods and other items for people in need, which helps improve food security. Such boxes also are convenient places for people to donate food and other items. However, because these pantries are normally outside and subject to extreme temperatures in various seasons of the year, not all foods are safe to donate. It is critical that foods available through “Blessing Boxes” are as safe and nutritious as possible to truly be a blessing to those using the boxes.