11/21/2012 11:53 am ET

Food Banks Collaborate To Get More Nutritious Food To People

Food banks have worked to change their stocks from any old leftovers to food that’s more nutritious and fresher, and a new collaboration hopes to cement policy at food banks around the country to make sure that poor Americans get healthful food.

Kaiser Permanente and Mazon, a Jewish anti-hunger organization, announced Monday their Healthy Options, Healthy Meals initiative in response to the persistent need of millions of Americans to rely on food banks and the health and economic costs of obesity and diet-related diseases.