Food Safety Corner: Rotating Inventory

19/Dec/17 / 12:33 / Paul Shipman

At community food programs, the quick rate at which food moves on and off the shelves can make keeping track of sell-by dates complicated. But, as we all know, it is essential work. We recommend that member programs organize their storage and/or shopping shelves to rotate inventory. The basic rule: FIFO: first in, first out. […]

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September is Hunger Action Month

12/Sep/17 / 12:41 / Paul Shipman

Each September, the Connecticut Food Bank, in conjunction with Feeding America, marks Hunger Action Month, when we, along with our partners in the fight against hunger, mobilize everyone everywhere to get involved in ending hunger in America.   Hunger Action Month 2017 will call attention to the obstacles that hunger creates for people in need with […]

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Senior Hunger Update: Statewide Cuts to Farmers’ Market Vouchers

12/Sep/17 / 12:13 / Paul Shipman

  On July 7, 2017, the Connecticut Department of Agriculture announced that, “Due to the lack of a state budget being enacted by the General Assembly by July 1, 2017, funding for the Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) has been effectively eliminated.” This occurred after SFMNP checks were already distributed to senior citizens. Senior […]

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