Who can donate? Everyone! Restaurants and caterers, hotels, grocery stores, and food processing facilities and food distributors can donate almost anything they serve or sell, including meats and dairy, even if they are close to their expiration date. Individuals can donate also.
Why donate? Help fight food insecurity. Donating surplus food can be a sustainable way to help local charitable organizations that provide hunger relief to those in need in your community. Although a special public health permit is not required, donating, receiving, and distributing surplus foods must be done safely in order to minimize food safety risks.