This Is The Surprising Reason Canned Food Drives Actually Suck (Video)

Canned food drives are a common sight during the holiday season, and for good reason: As many as one in seven American families rely on food banks for nourishment.

But, helping out might not be as simple as donating a few cans of Campbell's.

This video from TruTV's "Adam Ruins Everything" explains the surprising downfalls of canned food drives, and it'll make you rethink everything you thought you knew about food pantries. For instance, did you know that food pantries throw away up to half of the donations they receive? Yeah — neither did we.

Check out the fascinating video below and learn how you can help provide food to those in need at Feeding America.

Want to help feed the poor? Ditch the canned goods and donate money. Adam Ruins Everything outlines why. (via truTV) Posted by Upworthy on Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Citations: Fascinating Video Explains Why Canned Food Drives Arent Great at Feeding Hungry People (Cosmopolitan)