Q: So you don’t give away spoiled food?

A: No. The food bank inspects all of the food it receives according to proper safe food handling procedures. Only edible food goes to the 900+ hunger-relief agencies who depend on the food bank — and the clients who depend on them. While some of the food is distributed past its printed sell-by or expiration date, it’s important to know that these dates often refer to peak quality, not safety.

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