Food Recovery


Here you can learn more about food recovery and its impact. 

Why Donate?

The Federal Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act

On October 1, 1996, President Clinton signed this act to encourage donation of food and grocery products to non-profit organizations for distribution to individuals in need. This law:

  • Protects you from liability when you donate to a non-profit organization

  • Protects you from civil and criminal liability should the product donated in good faith later cause harm to the recipient

  • Standardizes donor liability exposure. You or your legal counsel do not need to investigate liability laws in 50 states

  • Sets a floor of "gross negligence" or intentional misconduct for persons who donate grocery products. According to the new law, gross negligence is defined as "voluntary and conscious conduct by a person with knowledge (at the time of conduct) that the conductis likely to be harmful to the health or well-being of another person."

Volunteers Packing Food

Ready to donate? Send us a recovery request!

FAQs - Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is Food Recovery?

A: Food Recovery is the process of rescuing food that would have otherwise been thrown away. The food is given to partner agencies dedicated to fighting against hunger. 

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