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Donate Now: The Good Samaritan Food Donation Act helps 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.
The Federal Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act
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; 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
An 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 redesignated 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.
Hunger Free America®, Inc., A National Initiative which works for hand in hand with states, federal, and agencies Inc. to help us eradicate poverty "one by one neighborhood" at a time.FEIN# 77-0564567. The poverty statistics for California Kings County:
• In 2008, 22.8 percent of the city’s population was living below the federal poverty line.
• This community also has a disproportionately high rate
• This is compared to 13.3 in the State of California and 12.4 percent in the Nation.
• As would be expected with lower median household incomes, poverty rates are high in Fresno.
• 10.2 percent of the residents of Fresno are living in extreme poverty. This is nearly double the 5.4 percent of residents in the entire State of California.
With the recent struggles of the economy, money has been tight for a large number of people across the country. As would be expected in some regions of the nation such as CA Kings, Kern and Fresno Counties has been devastated by poverty and have increased drastically. Therefore with your help, we can feed hungry people as an alternative to street crime. join us to save and change a life.
Linda said… I think it is a wonderful goal you have here. "Dare to dream" can come true? Keep up the good works, my Brother...
Chad Schapiro said… I am honored and excited to support your vision that you have here. God Bless you and all you do.
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