Often, retailers are stuck with food that they can’t use or sell, whether because of customers losing interest in an item, excessive ordering, or any number of other factors. Donating this food to any number of charitable organizations is a fantastic way to put it to good use. This guide covers the major legislation covering liability and tax deductions of donated food.
Per Feeding America, it’s estimated that 70 billion pounds of food that could otherwise be consumed are sent to landfills each and every year. Much of this is because business owners don’t understand the relevant legislation on food donation that protects them from risk, and allows them to enjoy tax breaks, legal protection, and other benefits from doing so.