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SBC Food Rescue: Business Outreach

Beginning January 1, 2019, AB 1826 requires businesses that generate four or more cubic yards of solid waste per week to establish an organic waste recycling program.SB 1383 establishes guidelines for organic waste reduction and edible food recovery targets for businesses. Donation of surplus food is one way to comply with AB 1826 and SB 1383.

  • Does your business generate four or more cubic yards of solid waste per week?
    • If so, then you are required to establish an organic waste recycling program. Donation of surplus food is one way to comply.
  • Am I liable if I donate my excess food?
    • No. If the food is fit for human consumption and is donated in good faith to nonprofits or individuals, then donors are protected from liability as established in the California Good Samaritan Act.
    • For more details, visit sbcfoodrescue.org/related-laws/
  • Why should I donate my excess food?
    • When food is wasted, money is wasted.
      • Receive tax deductions for donated food.
      • Reduce cost of hauling away food waste.
      • Feed community members in need.
      • Increase community engagement and positive publicity.
      • Divert waste from landfills.

Join Us

SBC Food Rescue is a collaborative food recovery network for Santa Barbara County with support from private, public, and nonpro t sectors. SBC Food Rescue builds relationships between donors with excess food and charitable organizations throughout the County to help address food insecurity and keep good food out of the land ll.

For more information about the types of foods that SBC Food Rescue accepts, visit https://www.sbcfoodrescue.org/what-kind-of-food- may-be-donated/

For more information please reach out to us:

Please view SBC_Food_Rescue_business_outreach_flyer_9.2020more information and donation information.

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