Term Food Banks/Food Distribution Warehouses
Code BD-1875.2000
Definition Programs that gather, sort, store and distribute to participating charitable agencies, surplus food products and edible but unmarketable food that has been acquired from growers, grocers and other sources. Also included are the supermarket chains, food manufacturers, wholesalers, restaurant suppliers, agencies that organize food drives, government departments (e.g., the USDA) and other organizations that donate food on a regular basis to food banks and/or directly to food pantries, meal programs, homeless shelters and other human service agencies with food programs.
Created 8/13/13
Changed 8/13/13
Use References Food Recovery Programs
Food Suppliers
See Also References Community Fridges/Food Cabinets (BD-1800.1515)
Food Pantries (BD-1800.2000)
Food Rescue Programs (BD-1875.2700)
External Classification Terms Food Banks & Pantries (NTE K31)
Food Distribution (NPC K03.02)
Food/Meals (CAN FO-200)
Food/Meals (USA FO-200)
Food Programs (NTE K30)
Related Concepts Organization/Facility Type
Facet Organization/Facility Type
Bibliographic References "About Us: What Do We Do?", San Francisco Food Bank website, http://www.sffoodbank.org/About-Us/about-us/overview.html

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