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Donate to a Food Rescue Organization

The City of Long Beach recommends working with a charitable or non-profit local organization to eliminate food waste and provide food to those in need. There are many benefits of donating food from your business to a food rescue organization: 

  • Reduce waste and disposal expenses
  • Comply with local mandates on waste
  • Receive a tax deduction
  • Contribute to a worthwhile cause that helps feed those in need   


Will I 
Be Responsible If Someone Gets Sick From My Food Donation?  

Businesses are covered by the Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Donation Act. The law protects good-faith food donors from civil and criminal liability, should the product later cause harm to its recipient.  


How Do
 I Make a Food Donation?

Contact the food rescue organization of your choice to arrange a food donation. 

City of Long Beach Food Rescue Organizations