Extension's Role in Developing "Choice" Food Pantries in Southwest Ohio
Extension can play a key role in developing "choice" food pantries. Choice food pantries differ from traditional pantries in that they allow families to choose food items based on preference and need rather than have food "handed" to them in a box or bag. Extension programs, such as Ohio's Family Nutrition Program, can help families who go to choice pantries make healthy food choices and improve resource management skills in order to foster long-term health and food security. Extension educators can also play a role in developing a "point" system to allow choice based on nutrition principles.
Remley, D. T., Gallagher, T., McDowell, J., & Kershaw, M. (2006). Extension's Role in Developing "Choice" Food Pantries in Southwest Ohio. The Journal of Extension, 44(6), Article 21. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol44/iss6/21