THE SOLUTION TO HUNGER, INC.
EIN TAX ID #: 83-1434306
(This organization was previously under the name of CATERING FOR THE HOMELESS, INC.)
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Previous emails will be redirected to the current email. The previous email was email@example.com. Previous website was www.cateringforthehomeless.com. EIN Tax # is the same.
Food donations to churches and non-profits are a tax write-off. You can go to the website link below to download the tax form for this, or speak to your attorney about it. This organization is also willing to sign a contract accepting all liability for food donations.
Link for tax deduction information: http://finance.zacks.com/can-donated-food-written-off-deduction-taxes-2368.html
Billions of pounds of food and groceries go to waste each year. To encourage companies and organizations to donate healthy food that would otherwise go to waste, they are protected from criminal and civil liability under the Good Samaritan Food Donation Act.
On October 1, 1996, President Clinton signed this act to encourage donation of food and grocery products to non-profit organizations for distribution to individuals in need. This law:
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."
The text of the bill itself follows: The Bill Emerson Food Donation Act One Hundred Fourth Congress of the United States of America at the Second Session begun and held at the City of Washington on Wednesday, the third day of January, one thousand nine hundred and ninety-six.
The GOOD SAMARITAN ACT: To encourage the donation of food and grocery products to nonprofit organizations for distribution to needy individuals by giving the Model Good Samaritan Food Donation Act the full force and effect of law. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled:
Section 1. CONVERSION TO PERMANENT LAW OD MODEL GOOD SAMARITAN FOOD DONATION ACT AND TRANSFER OF THAT ACT TO CHILD NUTRITION ACT OF 1966.
(a) Conversion to Permanent Law. -- Title IV of the National and Community Service Act of 1990 is amended --
1. by striking the title heading and sections 401 and 403 (42 U.S.C. 12671 and 12673); and
2. in section 402 (42 U.S.C. 12672) --
(A) in the section heading, by striking "model" and inserting "Bill Emerson"
(B) in subsection (a), by striking "Good Samaritan" and inserting "Bill Emerson Good Samaritan:"
(C) in subsection (b)(7), to read as follows:
"(7) GROSS NEGLIGENCE. -- The term 'gross negligence' means voluntary and conscious conduct (including a failure to act) by a person who, at the time of the conduct, knew that the conduct was likely to be harmful to the health or well-being of another person.";
(D) by striking subsection (c) and inserting the following:
"(c) LIABILITY FOR DAMAGES FROM DONATED FOOD AND GROCERY PRODUCTS.
"(1) LIABILITY OF PERSON OR GLEANER. -- A person or gleaner shall not be subject to civil or criminal liability arising from the nature, age, packaging, or condition of apparently wholesome food or an apparently fit grocery product that the person or gleaner donates in good faith to a nonprofit organization for ultimate distribution to needy individuals.
"(2) LIABILITY OF NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION. -- A nonprofit organization shall not be subject to civil or criminal liability arising from the nature, age, packaging, or condition of apparently wholesome food or an apparently fit grocery product that the nonprofit organization received as a donation in good faith from a person or gleaner for ultimate distribution to needy individuals.
"(3) EXCEPTION. -- Paragraphs (1) and (2) shall not apply to an injury to or death of an ultimate user or recipient of the food or grocery product that results from an act or omission of the person, gleaner or nonprofit organization, as applicable, constituting gross negligence or intentional misconduct."; and
(E) in subsection (f), by adding at the end the following: "Nothing in this section shall be construed to supersede State or local health regulations.".
(b) TRANSFER TO CHILD NUTRITION ACT OF 1966. -- Section 402 of the National and Community Service Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. 12762) (as amended by subsection (a))
1. is transferred from the National and Community Service Act of 1990 to the Child Nutrition Act of 1966;
2. is re-designated as section 22 of the Child Nutrition Act of 1966; and
3. is added at the end of such Act.
(c) CONFORMING AMENDMENT. -- The table of contents for the National and Community Service Act of 1990 is amended by striking the items relating to title IV. Newt Gingrich
NOTE FOR EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES IN NEW YORK: Schools from the Pre-K to the University Level in New York State are now required by law to give the food that they can to nonprofits who rescue the food waste for the homeless and food insecure, or compost organically what cannot be donated. A copy of this bill from Senator Joseph Addabbo can be found at https://legislation.nysenate.gov/pdf/bills/2017/S5664B.
Please support our Petition to the Department of Education by signing this petition, if you believe schools should donate their food excess to charities that can distribute their food excess to the less fortunate. Please also share this information with any contacts who you believe would be support this effort.
Once we get NY schools on-board, we take this to congress, and will work to turn this into a national program. It is not acceptable for schools to throw away untouched, ready-made meals, while knowing that these same children, their families, and the community-at-large is going hungry.
NY Council Member Danny Drom signing the petition.
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