Frequent Questions

Am I liable if someone gets sick from food I've donated?

No. State and federal law protects food donors from liability as long as it is donated in good faith. The "Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act" (Public Law 104-210) makes it easier for businesses to donate to food banks and food rescue programs. It protects donors from liability when donating to nonprofit organizations and protects donors from civil and criminal liability should the product donated in good faith later cause harm to the needy recipient.

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