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Mainly due to COVID-19, food banks across the country are still experiencing a demand that is heavier and more intense than ever before. Due to economic uncertainty, many food bank leaders, believe this demand will continue long term. This constant pressure has pushed many food banks to evolve and restructure the approach in meeting the demands of food supply. Alder Foods can help meet these challenges and work closely with food banks to help mitigate the operational and financial obstacles they face.

The Hidden Cost of “Free Food”

Many times when a food bank receives a load of “donated” product, it comes with a significant freight cost. Donated loads of food can also have a percentage of food that is not edible or usable. Additionally, even packaged loads can also be short dated. Both of these common scenarios could lead to at least partial amounts of the loads needing to be dumped, becoming and a direct trash expense to the food bank.

The Hidden Cost of “Free Food”

Many times when a food bank receives a load of “donated” product, it comes with a significant freight cost. Donated loads of food can also have a percentage of food that is not edible or usable. Additionally, even packaged loads can also be short dated. Both of these common scenarios could lead to at least partial amounts of the loads needing to be dumped, becoming and a direct trash expense to the food bank.

Rising Food Costs

In recent times, shortages of supply from food manufacturers and shifts in the food business has resulted in higher prices that many food banks must pay in order to keep an inventory of regular food items in stock. Alder Foods works with our food bank partners to give them the highest quality, freshest food, at the lowest possible final cost.

Effective Distribution

One of the toughest obstacles that many food banks face is having the equipment, packaging, labor, and or volunteers to effectively turn large amounts of food into manageable and smaller sized portions for distribution. Alder works with manufacturers and producers of retail packaged items, so products can be received, stocked, and shipped, without the need to be reworked, bagged or boxed by volunteers or direct food bank labor. This saves time, money, and multiple product handling.

Effective Distribution

One of the toughest obstacles that many food banks face is having the equipment, packaging, labor, and or volunteers to effectively turn large amounts of food into manageable and smaller sized portions for distribution. Alder works with manufacturers and producers of retail packaged items, so products can be received, stocked, and shipped, without the need to be reworked, bagged or boxed by volunteers or direct food bank labor. This saves time, money, and multiple product handling.

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One Foxhill Drive, Walpole, MA 02081
Tel: (508) 660-1993 | Fax: (508) 660-8816
info@AlderFoods.com