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Edible Food Recovery


As of January 2022, large food generating entities such as supermarkets, grocery stores, food wholesalers and distributors, restaurants, and others are required by state law (SB 1383) to hold a contract or written agreement with a food recovery organization, arranging for the recovery of their surplus food for redistribution to those in need in the community. Food recovery organizations are often nonprofit organizations with expertise in food handling and safety, an understanding of hunger and food insecurity in our communities, and infrastructure to distribute food to those in need. For more information, visit