One of my classes is involved in an ongoing food collection campaign for poor elementary students. We're supposed to bring in items for them and it started me thinking about poverty and the standard American diet, as well as the implications of our actions in regards to our belief systems.
The items collected for food drives are almost entirely low(er) quality than paleo principles recommend. Most of them are highly processed and derived from neolethal (stole that from someone on here) foods (e.g. wheat).
While grains are obviously a few steps above starvation, do paleo minded people have a responsibility to provide paleo friendly foods in these situations? Would it be hypocritical of me to take a box of ramen noodles? Am I endorsing the legitimacy of foods as a nutritional choice by providing it to someone, or does it come with an opt-out of (1) they still choose to eat it, and (2) it's better than the alternative of nothingness. Do I have a responsibility to only give things to others that I would eat myself?
Outside of canned vegetables, nuts, and jerky, what kind of long-lasting in storage, food-drive-friendly foods would fit the paleo lifestyle?