Food Bank Exec. Director shows how they keep food safe

Food Bank Exec. Director shows how they keep food safe

As our station kicks off our food drive, Pack the Pantry, we wanted to learn more about the logistics of feeding local hungry families.
As our station kicks off our food drive, Pack the Pantry, we wanted to learn more about the logistics of feeding local hungry families.
The Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana feeds close to 200,000 people every year through its 120 agencies.  Executive director, Martha Marak, says all of the food donated is sorted and inspected using USDA guidelines for quality control.
Volunteers and staff ensure that every food item is safe for area families.
"We go through food, inspect every item, make sure it hasn't been opened, hasn't been damaged, it’s not out of date, and we try and sanitize each item, too, because we're not sure where food has been, or where it comes from," said Marak.
And of course, our food bank always needs your help to keep stocked.  Click here for more information on how local schools are competing in our NBC 6's Pack the Pantry Food Drive going on now through December 6th.

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