Restaurants and Grocery Stores

Why Should My Restaurant or Grocery Store Partner with Good Samaritan Meals?

Every year, restaurants and grocery stores throw away billions of pounds of food. Most of this food is still edible (delicious, even!), but due to the arrival of fresher products, it never finds its way to a person in need. Some food providers worry that donating might create legal problems, or they’re concerned that a partnership will be costly and take up time. Fortunately, Good Samaritan Meals makes donating safe and easy.

What Does Donating Entail?

We appreciate all our donors, and we want to make the donation process as simple as possible. For this reason, we’ll work with you to arrange a pickup time that fits your schedule, and we’ll provide the manpower and tools for transfer and dispersion. Additionally, our namesake, the Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Donation Act, ensures you’ll be legally protected when donating. Signed into law in 1996, the Good Samaritan Food Donation Act ensures that any food donations to a nonprofit are legally protected, even in the unfortunate event that they cause harm to a recipient.

How Does Donating Help my Restaurant?

  • Count donations as tax write-offs
  • Save money by decreasing the cost of trash pickups
  • Show customers that you’re forward thinking and eco-friendly
  • Help your community by contributing to those in need

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