Meeting Nutritional Needs

When it comes to managing one’s health and reducing the risk of disease, nutrition has to be a part of food pantries main focus. Right now, many food pantries don’t provide the necessary vitamins, minerals and nutrient for their clients. Refined carbohydrate, high sugar and salt levels which are all common in many food pantry donations, could actually be doing more harm than good for clients. Because even though, right then they are getting the food they need to live, when pantries are used on a more regular basis as opposed to only emergency assistance (which seems to be a growing trend for food pantries) the diets of low income individuals which usually isn’t very good to begin with will only get worse leading to things like obesity, diabetes and a host of other health issues that will just put more strain on these people both physically and financially.

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