Challenges Facing Food Pantries

What challenges do food pantries face?

Food pantries rely on donations to stock their shelves – but often, those donations are low quality or culturally inappropriate.


Because food pantries stock shelf-stable food (including canned, boxed and other processed foods), they often struggle to meet the nutritional needs of their clients.

Meeting Nutritional Needs

Food pantries rely on limited resources from government and local service agencies.  They must work hard to stretch their resources to meet the needs of their clients.

Limited Resources

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