How businesses can help

Federal Laws

A number of federal laws encourage food donation in the United States by providing liability protection to donors or tax incentives.
The Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act
Internal Revenue Code 170(e)(3)
The U.S. Federal Food Donation Act of 2008


Food Services (home delivered meals)
Nutrition Assistance Programs
Food Stamps
Emergency Food
Brown Bag Food Programs
Occasional Emergency Food Assistance
Ongoing Emergency Food Assistance


A growing number of organizations--both charitable and for profit--are working to recover wholesome excess food to provide low or no-cost meals to families in need.
CropMobster™ mission is to reduce food waste by better connecting food producers and retailers with consumers and hunger relief organizations.
Feeding America is a nationwide network of food banks leading the fight to end hunger in the United States.
Friendship Donations Network rescues fresh nutritious food from area stores and farms that would otherwise be thrown away and redistributes it to neighbors in need.
Donations of groceries help re-stock Salvation Army pantries
Tri-City Volunteers food bank
The Alameda Food Bank