Become a Food Donor
The Good Samaritan Act Provides Liability Protection for Food Donations
In order to receive protection under the act, a person/organization or must donate in good faith apparently wholesome food or apparently fit grocery products to a nonprofit organization for ultimate distribution to needy individuals. It does not cover direct donations to needy individuals or families. The act also provides protection against civil and criminal liability to the nonprofit organizations that receive such donated items in good faith.
Excess Food Law Requires New York Supermarkets to Donate to Charity
Beginning in June 2021, supermarkets and grocery stores are required to donate food to non-profit or religious organizations such as food banks, pantries, and soup kitchens that provide free food to the hungry. The food must be safe for consumption but not sold by the stores because of labeling, appearance, or surplus.