What Food We Accept
dairy and eggs
commercially prepared foods such as deli items and sandwiches.
The Good Samaritan Act Protects Food Donors from Liability
The Federal Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Act established in 1996, protects businesses that donate food in good faith from being held liable should someone become sick from the food. The only exception to the law is in the case of gross negligence or intentional misconduct.
Additionally, California AB-129 states, “except for injury resulting from gross negligence or intentional misconduct in the preparation or handling of donated food, no person, gleaner, or food facility that donates food that is fit for human consumption at the time it was donated to a nonprofit charitable organization or food bank shall be liable for any damage or injury resulting from the consumption of the donated food."
Tax Benefits for Donating Food
Food donors are advised to consult with their tax adviser for information on tax deductions. For information on tax credit in California, please see the Chapter 503, Statutes of 2011 (Fuentes, AB 152), regarding donations to food banks, voluntary contributions, and income tax credits.
Good Food Should Never Go To Waste
If you're interested in becoming a regularly scheduled food donor, please contact us and our dispatchers or Food Sourcing Manager will be in touch to help facilitate your donation pick-up and partnership.
Catered and Prepared Foods
There are special rules around donations of catered, home cooked, and foods from private parties, so please contact our Dispatcher Hotline below and leave a message with any questions you might have about donating food.
If you have a one time or occasional pick up of 100 lbs of food or more you'd like us to arrange, please contact us between 9 AM and 4 PM any day of the week at the number below.