Types of Donations Welcomed
An existing tax provision allows qualified C Corporation taxpayers (retailers, restaurants and food manufacturers) to take a charitable tax deduction for donations of fit and wholesome food to non-profit charitable organizations that serve the needy. Food donors are protected under the Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act to encourage companies and donors to donate healthy food that would otherwise go to waste. This previous information should be used only as a guide. Donors are advised to consult with their tax advisor in applying the appropriate deduction.
Donations can be delivered to our four distribution centers or arranged for pick-up. If you are unable to donate goods, monetary gifts are always welcome and support our purchasing food and distributions of nutritious foods to our community.
If your company, organization or agribusiness is interested in donating food for our neighbors in need, please contact Jacob Lamplough by email or at (630) 443-6910 ext. 140. Food can also be donated through MealConnect.