CPO 2018 Sources of Food

CPO's Commitment to Food Safety

CPO is committed to distributing safe, healthy food to the thousands of people we serve every month. We work closely with our Feeding America partner agencies and the USDA to ensure we are following their stringent safety guidelines, while at the same time we are saving thousands of pounds of food every year from the landfill. Here are some examples of our food safety measures:

- Yearly our staff and/or volunteer leaders attend a Feeding America food safety training session through the Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC and the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle

- Every household receives a food safety handout that explains “best before” dates

- The donated food we give out goes through at least 2 levels of inspection

- Both Raleigh Feeding America agencies inspect our food pantry once a year, and we go through a USDA inspection at least once every 5 years.

Catholic Parish Outreach is devoted to serving all families with respect, kindness, and dignity. A large part of this continues to be our commitment to providing safe, healthy food to every household.