Some potential donors hesitate to donate food out of fear that they could be held responsible should a recipient become ill from the donated food.
On October 1, 1996, President Clinton signed the Good Samaritan Food Donation Act to encourage donation of food and grocery products to non-profit organizations for distribution to individuals in need.
Protects you from liability when you donate to a non-profit organization;
Protects you from civil and criminal liability should the product donated in good faith later cause harm to the recipient;
Standardizes donor liability exposure. You or your legal counsel do not need to investigate liability laws in 50 states; and
Sets a floor of "gross negligence" or intentional misconduct for persons who donate grocery products. According to the new law, gross negligence is defined as "voluntary and conscious conduct by a person with knowledge (at the time of conduct) that the conduct is likely to be harmful to the health or well-being of another person."
For a copy of the law go to: Good Samaritan Food Donation Act
Food donated to SONOMA Food Runners is transported as quickly as
possible to ensure safety, freshness and appeal.