Food Banks Make That Dollar

Business Believe it or not, food banks in general would rather have money than food. Honestly, many – if not most – food banks do not want to receive donated food from individual donors. Unless you’re a farmer, a restauranteur, a manufacturer or run a supermarket, they’d rather you give money instead. They would rather not have your food, thank you very much. And how come? After all, food banks serve as central collection and distribution points for donated food. It would seem nothing short of common sense, not to mention common decency, to drop off food at a food bank! Moreover, haven’t their traditional donors been cutting back in this recession? But that’s only a surprise until you consider all the details involved. The main reason food banks would rather receive monetary contributions instead of food from individual donors is because of the food banks’ unique purchasing power. That’s right: much of the food in a food bank is bought! But at a very great discount, one in which little if any profit is made by the sellers, such that a buck can buy six boxes of cereal (while for everyone else six dollars are needed for one single box!)! Fact: food banks receive dramatic discounts, so they can really make every dollar stretch. And don’t forget that operating a food bank costs money above and beyond any necessary for food. Even though much of the help is comprised of volunteers, some full-time staff is needed. Drivers, administrators, as well as rent and utilities all cost money – especially in a town like New York, for example: City Harvest distributes some fifty-seven thousand pounds of food each day out of the more than three million pounds collected annually. This takes trucks, and truck drivers. This is how come even though you may have as much money as people like Isaac Toussie or television weatherman Al Roker, your money still helps – more than your food will! About the Author: 相关的主题文章: