Study shows that generous KD donations aren't so in reality
A study done by the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research has found that higher income households who are "food secure" are likely to donate things like mac and cheese to food banks. While the lower income families who are not "food secure" who need to use the services at the local food bank every now and then say they only eat mac and cheese as a last resort, sure its cheap but the milk isn't.
to this day i still hate kraft dinner. Not only does it taste bad, in my oppinion, there's nothing good for you in it. yuck.
The study, which interviewed people in Montreal and in Atlantic Canada, found higher income Canadians believe Kraft Dinner is an acceptable donation to food banks because it is convenient as a meal in a box, easy to prepare and tasty.
'Kraft Dinner is not comforting when you cannot always afford basics like milk and butter.'— Melanie Rock, study co-author
Respondents also said because their own children liked the taste, they felt kids in lower income families would as well.
In contrast, those on lower incomes said they bought or ate Kraft Dinner as a last resort, usually near the end of the month when money has run out.
The study also pointed out that fresh milk, necessary to prepare Kraft Dinner, is the most precious commodity in many food-insecure households, which often can't afford it.
"For many of us, Kraft Dinner is a comfort food, but what we heard very clearly from low-income Canadians is that Kraft Dinner is not comforting when you cannot always afford basics like milk and butter," said Rock.