If It Ain’t Broke

FALLS CHURCH, Va. Food For All has been raising money for local charities the same way for 25 years. Just 10 years after the first UPC code was scanned at a supermarket cash register, the Food Industry Crusade Against Hunger (FICAH) began using the bar code to make it easy for shoppers to donate to local charities. Although the organization now goes by the name Food For All, the basic method of operation

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Food For All has been raising money for local charities the same way for 25 years.

Just 10 years after the first UPC code was scanned at a supermarket cash register, the Food Industry Crusade Against Hunger (FICAH) began using the bar code to make it easy for shoppers to donate to local charities. Although the organization now goes by the name Food For All, the basic method of operation remains the same.

Using its point-of-sale displays holding slips that c

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