“What we’re finding right now is that for fresh produce it’s about a 3-to-1 cost ratio to canned goods,” Executive Director for the food bank Christie Jordan said. “So, for every canned good that we buy we can provide 3 pounds of fresh produce to families in need.”
The food bank distributes around 5 million pounds of food every year, but they’ve learned they need to be distributing 14 to 16 million pounds annually to meet the needs of the poverty population in NEA.
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