Make a Difference
Have you ever thought about donating left over food from an event, restaurant, garden, store, farm, or even your personal pantry? Well now it is easier and safer than ever, so it is time to step up to the plate!
“I was watching food get scooped up and thrown away when a family kitchen is right across the street,” says Beth Neumann, HDFFA Board Member. “I realized this is one of those times I needed to do something.”
The Good Samaritan Law of Oregon
Under the 1996 Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Act, a federal statute, anyone who donates food in good faith to a food bank or gleaning organization is protected from all liability associated with that product. Furthermore, OFB and our partner agencies follow strict food handling and safety procedures to ensure that the people we serve receive the highest-quality food possible.
Food donation reduces waste and promotes sustainable community practices by keeping edible food out of the waste stream and places it into the hands of community members in need. Setting up a food donation relationship can be a simple way to help support our local non-profit hunger relief organizations.
Visit the Oregon Food Bank to learn about Benefits and Protection for food donations.
The Location Nearest You! Find it Fast.
This map helps you to select the non-profit hunger relief agency closest to your location. To use the map, follow these easy steps:
- Click here to open the map in a separate page
- Once the map is open, type in your address and a green marker will indicate your location
- The red markers surrounding you are the locations of the local non-profits, which currently accept food donations
- Click on the red markers close to you to find out what type of food donations they currently accept, have access to their contact information including their phone number and website, and discover the days and times they accept donations