Ensuring Food Safety

The Feeding America network of food banks serves tens of millions of people each year. We make sure the food we feed children, seniors and families facing hunger is filling, healthy, and safe.

To ensure that the billions of meals the network food banks distribute are safe, we depend on a combination of food industry requirements and specially designed safeguards.

  • We start with the same stringent requirements that govern U.S. grocery retailers, food manufacturers and restaurants.
  • We also ensure that each food bank in the Feeding America network passes a specially designed, third-party audit based on a combination of food safety laws and industry best practices.
  • And to make sure staff members in our food banks adhere to our strict food safety standards, we implemented a proprietary food safety training course, developed specifically to address the specific needs of food banks.

Ensuring that the food we serve is safe will continue to be a foundational component of our work to end hunger and a critical part of our commitment to support the wellbeing of our neighbors.