Have you ever wondered about all of the food distributed the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia?  They collect tons of pounds from individuals and grocery stores which needs to be sorted before it can be boxed for distribution. Cans have to be checked for freshness (six months beyond the "use by date" with the exception of baby food which expires on the "use by date"),  ingredients must be listed, and the cans cannot have sharp edges (which lets microscopic amounts of air get in which then spoils the food). Peanut butter jars have to be opened to make sure they haven't been eaten (yes, that happens). The product is sorted by volunteers and then put into big bins which are later used to pack the boxes which are distributed. Pictured above are Sigur Whitaker, Chuck Spence, and Marilyn Gowen who participated in the sorting of food.