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Got edible food that’s going to waste? Help feed the hungry and meet new state law by donating it!

As restaurants and other food generating businesses slowly get back to normal, we know both food waste and recoverable edible food will increase. There is a recycling solution for food waste at your business (see last month’s article on the food scraps collection program), but it may not be clear what to do with food that is untouched our unused and ends up getting tossed. Don’t waste it, there are solutions for you!


Last month you heard about California’s Short-lived Climate Pollutant law (SB1383) that requires businesses to separate food and landscape materials from the garbage. Another part of the law requires many food service businesses to donate their extra edible food to a local food recovery organization to help feed the almost one in four Californians without enough food to eat.


Want to learn more? Check out the information below to find out about the Edible Food Recovery Program and where to donate food: