California food banks seek fresh produce, healthier fare

07/23/2004 | Contra Costa Times (Walnut Creek, Calif.)

Representatives from soup kitchens and food banks met in San Leandro, Calif., to discuss ways to increase the availability of more nutritious food for low-income families who use their services. Some agencies seek grants to purchase large refrigerators to store donated fresh produce, while the California 5-A-Day campaign says it helps to coordinate donations of unneeded refrigerated display units from larger supermarkets to smaller "mom and pop" stores in low-income neighborhoods.

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Contra Costa Times (Walnut Creek, Calif.)

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