John Arnold, the Executive Director of Feeding America West Michigan "is on a mission to improve the charity-food system. He says one way to do that is by tackling an old myth: that people in need should be given what he calls "bomb shelter food." Arnold says, "Products like powdered milk and dry beans and dried noodles sound and look nutritious but you never see in people's shopping cart."
He says nobody eats that stuff, but somehow food agencies think that's what they supposed to give people in need. Arnold says we need to get people good, nutritious food in a way that makes it fun."
Today's Michigan Radio has a story about what Feeding America is doing to change the distribution of food for the needy: