Millions of Americans struggle with food insecurity and unfortunately during the pandemic that number has grown. With September being Hunger Action Month, Smith’s has a few tips for consumers on ways to help reduce food waste, as well as tips on how we can each help those struggling with food insecurity.
Food Saving Tips
- Most fruits and vegetables — except tomatoes — should be refrigerated. It helps them last longer and it usually makes them taste better.
- Many fresh or prepared foods are labeled with a “Sell-By” date as a guide for how long the item should be displayed for sale before quality deteriorates.
- Extremely hot (over 100˚ F) and cold (below 30˚ F) temperatures can damage canned goods and make them go bad.
Smith’s also suggests donating canned goods to local food banks to help out your community.