What is a food bank?

Food banks are non-profit organizations that collect donated food, rescued food, and purchased food for distribution to partner agencies. These agencies provide the food directly to people in need, either boxed and unprepared or cooked and served in meals.

Sometimes people confuse “food bank” with “food pantry.” The main difference is that the food bank is a distribution center to over 1,900 partner agencies in Virginia.

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