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Our Commitment to Food Safety

 
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All of us working on the Food Rescue Del Norte project are dedicated to recovering safe, wholesome, nutritious food and distributing it to those who need it, while maintaining the safety and integrity of the food as a priority. 

We abide by safe food handling practices during the food donation pick-up, transportation, handling, and distribution processes. 

We follow recommendations outlined in the Comprehensive Resource for Food Recovery Programs, as published and revised by the Food Recovery Committee and the Conference for Food Protection. 

 

Protections for Food Donors

Food donors are supported to donate their excess food and protected from liability through the Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act. This federal legislation was signed into law is 1996 and is consistent across the US. It protects businesses from civil and criminal liability when they donate food in good faith to a non-profit organization like ours for distribution. You can read the full text of the law here

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Our Environmental Impact

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Food Waste: food that is lost during any of the four stages of the food supply chain: (1) producers, (2) processors, (3) retailers, and (4) consumers 

 

Food Insecurity in Del Norte

Out of California's 52 counties, Del Norte ranks the 3rd lowest in food security.