Reliable food containers help maintain safe temperatures, prevent leaks, and keep food sanitary. There are various materials used for containers. Here are some of their benefits: 1) Plastic - Cut-resistant and non-absorbent, leak and crack-resistant, microwave and freezer safe options. 2) Paper - Conserves heat, environmentally-friendly, grease-resistant, uses less storage space. 3) Styrofoam - Lightweight material, perfect for hot and cold foods, strong insulating abilities. 4) Aluminum - Repels oil and grease, conserves heat, used for hot and cold foods, can bake and serve.