Colle, an Online Farmers Market Community, Responds to a New York Times Article on the Role of Food Banks

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Colle responds to a recent article in the New York Times about what food banks do throughout the year, beyond just helping the Hurricane Sandy relief effort.

On November 29, Colle responds to a recent New York Times article regarding food banks.

During Hurricane Sandy (which devastated much of the east coast) food banks played a huge role in getting food to people whose homes were flooded or destroyed during the storm. Although some people may think that food banks are only busy during disasters such as Sandy, the New York Times article claimed that, “in fact, holding food drives and handing out cans of soup and tuna make up only a small part of what food banks do over the course of a year. Count the timely provision of fresh produce and nutrition education as among their newer core duties.”

The article went on to describe how food banks get local vegetables and other produce to people who are unemployed or on food stamps. “When such emergencies are not absorbing their attention, food banks have increasingly moved beyond providing short-term supplies of food and water to confronting chronic hunger and poor nutrition, and the reality that the poor can suffer from hunger and obesity.”

Colle, an online farmers market community, responded positively to the article. The company stated that it is important for people to realize the importance of food banks. They added that not only do food banks provide fresh, local vegetables and produce during times of crisis, but they are also a year-round source of quality food for people that need it.

Colle is an E-Commerce enabled farmers market community that is passionate about sustainable consumption and responsible conservation. The Colle movement is dedicated to connecting natural product vendors, organic farmers and all consumers who live an organic and natural lifestyle with the ultimate goal of creating more sustainable farming and consumerism.

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