Houston Food Bank investigating rotten food sent to local church

- The Houston Food Bank has launched an internal investigation after a pastor at a local church says he's received shipment after shipment of rotten and maggot infested food.

That Pastor is John Pyles at Tabernacle of Praise Church in northeast Houston. 

He says after reporting the problem to the food bank he decided to take to social media after not getting a response from the organization. 

Pyles says since he pays for the food he expects it to be edible for his bi-weekly food distribution program at the church.

Pyles says, "Saturday it just spiraled down hill.  We had cauliflower rotten, rotten cabbage, in the section where we had oranges there were rotten onions we had no onions on the truck at all...maggots in some of the food that was there."

Brian Greene, President of the Houston Food Bank, acknowledges they dropped the ball. Greene says, "this was produce that slipped by our inspection this was something I'm embarrassed by this is not what we're suppose to do."

Greene says the inspector who surveyed the church's food indicated it was good but now they know that wasn't the case. 

Greene says they're reviewing procedures to insure it doesn't happen again.

Pastor Pyles has since cancelled his partnership with the food bank.

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