Donors are critical to the success of our mission, helping us to meet the needs of the community, while inspiring others to give.
Who can Donate?
- Retail Grocers
- Growers and packers
- Schools and institutions
- Food transportation companies
- Companies willing to host food or supply drives
- Farmers and Gleaners
- Anyone can be a donor
- Puts food on the tables for families in need
- Save money on dumping and disposal fees
- Reduce waste and increase sustainability
- Enhanced tax deductions (consult with your tax advisor)
- Increase warehouse space or save on storage charges
- Expand company visibility through partnership opportunities
Protecting Our Donors
Millions of pounds of food and groceries go to waste each year. To encourage companies to donate healthy food that would otherwise go to waste, the government instituted the Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act to protect donors from criminal and civil liability:
- Protects you from liability when donating 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 and your legal counsel do not need to investigate liability laws in all 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 conduct is likely to be harmful to the health or well-being of another person.”
How do I Become a Donor?
If you are interested in and could benefit from tax advantages and reduced disposal costs while also helping the community, please send us an Email or call the ministry at 678-902-4001 and choose option 3.