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How One Pantry Pivoted to Client Choice

Most food pantries are familiar with the benefits of client choice:  By offering patrons the option of what foods they would like, rather than handing over a prepackaged box, pantries reduce waste, improve service quality and — most importantly — preserve dignity by letting clients decide what they want to…

How Food Drives are Getting Healthier

When Greater Vancouver Food Bank decided to do away with traditional food drives, it was perfectly clear about why. It proclaimed on social media and its website that up to 30% of the food it received from food drives was spoiled, damaged or unsafe to eat.  In addition, it said,…