There is a community place that shares food, not a food bank. There is no means test, no signing in, no determining if a person is a citizen. I asked about the last bit, persons here illegally. The guy said we don't care who they are. Mostly, it is produce.
4 lbs. rice
4 lbs. beans
can of tuna
box of macaroni and cheese
A piece of fruit each day would last a person almost a week. The potatoes were rather large, so potatoes, cabbage and onions cooked together would last about the same length of time. Of course, there is the rice and bean dishes people cook. While this is not an ideal diet, I can see a person eating well and being filled. More fruit and green things would be ideal.
None of the produce looked like what was going to be thrown out. All was in perfect condition. Of course, bananas go fast when moved about. The apples had no bruises. Oranges were full not shriveled. Onions, cabbage, and potatoes were of the quality I would buy.
Of course, on Thursday, I bought 10 lbs of potatoes, 5 lbs of apples, five cheap bananas, And, I have five pounds of onions! None of it will be wasted. The free fruit will last me two days!
Although I am still weak from yesterday, I am going to fire up the crockpot.
Is there any place that has food free to the general public where you live? Community garden?