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Policy Approaches to Healthier Food Banking

People who rely on the charitable food system both want and deserve nutritious food and beverages that support their health. Yet a 2018 report by MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger and the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity found that, on average, 25 percent of food bank distributions remain unhealthy. CSPI conducted research More

Date: November 2021

Resource Type: Report

Focus Areas: Food Access

Food Bank Donations in the United States: A Landscape Review of Federal Policies

Rates of food insecurity have increased substantially in the United States (US), and more families are turning to the charitable food system to help meet their needs. Prior studies have examined the nutritional quality of foods offered through food banks, but little is known about what government policies may shape the healthy food donation landscape. More

Keywords: Food insecurity

Date: December 2020

Resource Type: Journal Article

Focus Areas: Food Access

Policy Approaches for Healthier Food Banking

CSPI, in partnership with researchers from The Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, will conduct a comprehensive scan of policy, business, and legal factors that may support or hamper healthy food bank donations. Findings will be used, in conjunction with HER’s model food bank nutrition standards, to More

Keywords: Food insecurity

Date: April 2020

Resource Type: Commissioned Research Project Summary

Focus Areas: Food Access