Food Safety for Food Banks and Food Pantries

Cooking for Groups: A Volunteer's Guide to Food Safety
Source: USDA, Food Safety and Inspection Service. Provides guidance for volunteers to prepare and serve food safely for large groups such as family reunions, church dinners, or community gatherings, whether prepared at the volunteer's home and brought to the event, or prepared and served at the gathering. Includes information on planning, shopping, storing, preparing, transporting, reheating and serving food. September 2011

Donating Foods to Food Pantries and Cupboards
Source: University of Maine Cooperative Extension. Outlines standards to decide what foods are unsafe to give to food pantries, cupboards and shelters. Addresses cans, glass jars, paperboard cartons, plastic containers, refrigerated foods and frozen foods.

Safe Food for the Hungry
Source: Indiana‚Äôs Emergency Food Resource Network Provides relevant nutrition and food safety information for emergency food programs and the public through a newsletter and online educational resources. 


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