FOR FOOD SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS
Many people in West Haven are at risk of going hungry each month. With partnerships between food industry businesses, community groups and clergy organizations, we can dramatically reduce food waste and hunger.
Everyone can help—it’s easy. Whether you have a few servings of a prepared dish or a large volume of surplus food, there is a community group near you that can use it. The non-profit organizations listed on this website help distribute food safely and equitably to those in need.
Food is the largest component of the waste stream for food stores and restaurants. For most food-related businesses, 40-60% of total waste is food scraps, much of which is still edible. Donating food not only helps feed hungry people, it helps your business and the environment.
- Help those in need
- Save on waste disposal costs
- Food donations are tax deductible
What about liability?
The Connecticut HB 5146 lets you donate edible food to local charities and protects your business from liability that may arise from the use of donated food.
Tips for Food Donations
- It is possible to make arrangements with some organizations to pick up food donations, especially if donations are available on a regular basis
- There is a great need for protein foods like meat, cheese, etc.
- For donations of prepared and perishable food, it is a good idea to call first.
- For donations of prepared food, it is best to establish a relationship with one or two non-profits. Some prepared food can be transported in plastic bags and boxes. Containers can sometimes be emptied and washed at the donation site. As the level of trust grows, you may feel comfortable leaving food trays at the donation site for later retrieval.
Directory of West Haven Food Policy Council Organizations
Accepting Food Donations
(Please call ahead to ensure that the facility is still participating)
|DROP OFF INFO
|T,W 9-4:30 pm
| 1st Cong Church
St. John’s Parish
House of Jacob