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Find out how to donate food from your business. Request free assistance and you will be contacted by a food waste reduction specialist in your area.
Guidelines and resources for donating food
While steps can be taken to plan and prepare food carefully, sometimes leftovers and unused ingredients are inevitable. Food banks, pantries and meal sites can take some donations.
Oregon consistently ranks among the top states in the nation for food insecurity - the inconsistent access to safe and nutritious food. By donating your surplus food you will feed people who experience hunger, preserve the resources that went into making the food and boost employee morale.
Food banks welcome whole ingredients or factory packaged items with ingredient lists. Other organizations and meal sites are able to take prepared foods produced by your kitchen. Food donations may also be tax-deductible under certain circumstances.
This guide to donating food can help businesses set up a successful donation program, learn about food safety, tax incentives and liability and know what foods can and cannot be donated.
Donations to Oregon Food Bank locations in greater Portland (NE Portland and Beaverton)
If you have food or other donations to share with the community, complete this Oregon Food Bank form. They will work to review each donation and look for ways to connect donations with local hunger relief organizations.
Questions: Oregon Food Bank, 503-419-4169, [email protected]