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. The Oregon Food Bank and our partner agencies follow strict food handling and safety procedures to ensure that the people we serve receive the highest-quality food possible.
The Fresh Pantry Project
Food Recovery for Central Oregon
What is Food Recovery?
This isn’t your old fashioned can food drive. This is fresh, local food provided to those in need to create a healthier community. HDFFA has a booth at both the NW Crossing Farmers Market and the Bend Farmers Market during the summer where:
- Consumers can purchase and donate produce
- Gardeners can delivery excess produce
- Farmers can donate produce at the end of the market day
At the end of market day, HDFFA transports the food to a refrigerated warehouse where NeighborImpact (the food bank) and local food pantries pick-up and deliver the food directly to families.
In 2015, our goal was to donate 1 TON (2,200 lbs.) of fresh produce to the food pantry system. We reached our goal and then some! In 2016, our goal is to donate 1.5x as much food.
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.
Donate to the Nearest Pantry
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