SWAP at Beyond Hunger in 4 Parts
Supporting Wellness at Pantries (SWAP) is a stoplight nutrition ranking system designed to help promote healthy food choices at food banks and food pantries. We use this system at Beyond Hunger to make sure we are providing the most nutritious and meaningful foods possible for local individuals and families who need our services.
Home Delivery recipients pick their monthly grocery lists by choosing red, green or yellow foods. We use SWAP labels on the food that is available at our In-person pantry in the lobby of First United Church. When foods come in from our Rescue Partners, our volunteers use SWAP to help us identify green and yellow foods for redistribution. We plan our monthly grocery box menus using SWAP too.