My hubby, myself and our 5 year old son have just started the primal lifestyle.
My dilemma comes as I am cleaning out my pantry of all the grains and legumes that are in there (we previously were clean eaters and there is a veritable plethora of grains and legumes in there). Should I donate these foods to a local food bank, or should I just put them in the trash?
I am very torn. I know that there are a lot of people out there that are hungry. I also know that these foods just aren't good for them.
What would you do?
food bank. it may not be the best food to eat, but at least it's food and some people don't even have that.
I struggled with this as well. Anything that was open already [unfortunately] had to go in the garbage or green bin and the packaging recycled. Everything that was still factory sealed went to a food bank, because I felt in my heart that giving people some nourishment would help them move forward in their own lives or could maybe be that final thing they needed to push them through a tough time in their life and I truly believe that was the right thing to do even though it may not have been food that I would wish someone to eat, I would never want someone to eat nothing.
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Food bank! Those things are still a good source of calories for people who don't have the luxury to pick and choose what they eat. That's what I did with our packages of beans and pasta.
"dean ornish and dr. davis think the palmitic acid our bodies use for fuel while we sleep is poison if we eat it. zero-carbers like charles washington think the oldest fuel in our evolutionary history – glucose - used by organisms a billion years ago and without which the brains of modern mammals cannot survive for more than a few minutes – is an unnatural toxin if you eat it. both views ignore basic facts of medical physiology and defy evolutionary history." - kurt harris
No question: Food bank.
Yep, food bank.
It still helps someone to feed their kids, even if it's not optimal. Either way, it's still better than going hungry until school the next day.
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