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  •  Expired goods also go to food banks. (5+ / 0-)

    Out of the "goodness" of major grocers' hearts, they'll donate the canned/packaged goods--and even some produce and dairy/meats--nearing their expiry dates to food banks.

    As a fost-adoptive parent, I used to be a member of a foster-parent association that had discount privileges at a couple of food "ministries." I'd bring home some of the produce I'd pay for at a discount only to see, upon closer inspection, that it was barely edible by humans, and I'd end up giving it to my neighbors, who were both high-school teachers who ran a 4-H club and accepted donations of near-rotten vegetables for their livestock. Our family would need to consume the packaged items very quickly as they were nearing their expiry dates, and some foods were already starting to taste rancid or stale.

    If that was the stuff we could buy at a discount as foster parents, imagine the foods that are offered at no cost to low-income families who can't afford even the discount cost. Because, you know, there's no need in a big grocery corporation wasting all of their "good" food on the poors...

    Seen on Facebook: "Rich people are not the cause of a robust economy, they are the result of a robust economy."

    by boofdah on Thu Feb 21, 2013 at 12:35:15 PM PST

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