Healthy Food Policy

Many times people are surprised to learn that more than 65% of the food we now provide to our member agencies is fresh or frozen and that we have a healthy food policy which means we avoid zero nutrition foods such as chips and sweets. We prioritize foods that make a meal such as produce, meat, grains and dairy items.

We aim to offer choice and variety because individual circumstances vary so greatly in our community. Some don’t have access to a kitchen while others have this but may not have their teeth or ability to read a label. Other have the skills to cook food from scratch and know how to prepare foods from around the world. We work hard with our member agencies to ensure that food is distributed where it will be best used and if it’s fresh food, where it can move quickly to the plates of people in need.