Georgia farmers donate more than 10 million pounds of fresh produce to our food bank network each year!
GFBA’s Farm to Food Bank Program sources fresh fruits and vegetables from Georgia’s farmers, growers and packers in 4 member food bank regions for distribution by our food bank network. Georgia’s Feeding America food banks have 55+ trucks and more than a half a million square feet of warehouse and cooler space to handle tractor-trailer loads of fresh produce with an unbroken cold chain.
GOOD SAMARITAN LAW PROTECTS FARMERS WHO DONATE
Good Samaritan Laws exist at both the federal and state levels to protect donors from legal liability for their good faith charitable donations of food. The Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act (PL 104-210) encourages the donations of food and grocery products to nonprofit organizations for distribution to needy individuals. Georgia passed an amendment in 1987 to the Good Samaritan Food Laws act to protect food donors from liability.
YOU CAN HELP!
Your donation of fresh Georgia produce will help feed more than 1.9 million of your Georgia neighbors who struggle to put nutritious meals on the table. We want your wholesome, but unmarketable fruits and vegetables. There is no need to dispose of good produce when there are seniors, children and working families in Georgia who go hungry.