Food Safety for Food Banks and Food PantriesA Citizen's Guide to Food Recovery: Food Safety Issues
United States Department of Agriculture.
Provides guidance on receiving and storing donated food.
Cooking for Groups: A Volunteer's Guide to Food Safety
USDA. Food Safety and Inspection Service.
Provides guidance for volunteers to prepare and serve food safely for large groups such as family reunions, church dinners, or community gatherings, whether prepared at the volunteer's home and brought to the event, or prepared and served at the gathering. Includes information on planning, shopping, storing, preparing, transporting, reheating and serving food.
Food Safety for Food-Pantry Donations
University of Maine Cooperative Extension.
Outlines standards to decide what foods are unsafe to give to food pantries, cupboards and shelters. Addresses cans, glass jars, cardboard boxes, plastic containers, refrigerated foods and frozen foods.
Indiana's Emergency Food Resource Network
Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service.
The Web site for this program, formerly known as "Indiana's Food for the Hungry" includes a food assistance directory, newsletter and resources on general food safety topics for emergency food programs and the public. Also includes a video library with food safety video clips for emergency food programs.