INFORMATIONAL BULLETIN NO. 97-13-DES 

DISTRICT ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES DIVISION

Donated Food to a Non-Profit Charitable Organization

Related Legal References

The following are specific sections in the California Health and Safety Code which reference food facility donations, and provide a definition of a Nonprofit Charitable Organization

·         114432 Food Facility Donations

Any food facility may donate food to a food bank or to another nonprofit charitable organization for distribution to PERSONs free of charge.

·         114433 Criminal Liability

No food facility that donates food as permitted by Section 114432 shall be subject to civil or criminal liability or penalty for violation of any laws, regulations, or ordinances regulating the labeling or packaging of the donated product or, with respect to any other laws, regulations, or ordinances, for a violation occurring after the time of the donation.

·         114434 Immunity

The immunities provided in Section 114433 and by Section 1714.25 of the Civil Code are in addition to any other immunities provided by law, including those provided by Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 58501) of Part 1 of Division 21 of the Food and Agriculture Code.

·         113841 Nonprofit Charitable Organization (Definition)  

“Nonprofit charitable organizations” means either of the following:

(a)  A corporation incorporated pursuant to the Nonprofit Corporation LAW (Division 2 (commencing with Section 5000) of Title 1 of the Corporations Code), that is exempt from taxation pursuant to paragraphs (1) to (10), inclusive, and paragraph (19) of Section 501(c) of the Internal Revenue Code and Section 23701d of the Revenue and Taxation Code

(b) An organization that was organized and is in operation for charitable purposes and
   meets the requirements of Section 214 of the Revenue and Taxation Code.

The following sections of the law, referred to above in the Health and Safety Code, address the immunities provided to entities that donate food to Non-Profit Charitable Organizations at no cost and are paraphrased below:

·         California Civil Code 1714.25 states that a facility that donates food will not be liable for any damage that results from the consumption of the donated food, regardless of compliance with any laws relating to the packaging, labeling, or storage after the donation.

·         Food and Agriculture Code 58501-58509 gives the definition of a food bank, and further details regarding food banks, distribution and protection from liability. 

Food Banks Available in Riverside County


Below is a list of some non-profit charitable organizations in Riverside County that accept food donations and their days and hours of operation.  Please note some sites can only accept specific food types only (perishable and/or non-perishable foods).  Please contact the facility to make arrangements to drop off your food donations and to verify the specific food types the facility can take.

Carol’s Kitchen at Banning

789 San Gorgonio

Banning, CA 92220

(951) 769-9334
Tues. & Fri.
Foods accepted: perishable and non-perishable

Our Savior Lutheran Church
1320 W. Williams
Banning, CA 92220
(951) 849-3343
Mon. - Fri./9:00am-12:00pm

Foods accepted: perishable and non-perishable

Carol’s Kitchen at Catholic Church

1234 Palm Ave

Beaumont, CA 92223

(951) 769-9334
Mon. & Thurs.
Foods accepted: perishable and non-perishable

Table of Plenty at Beaumont
306 E 6th St.

Beaumont, CA92220
(951) 922-1719
Tues.-Thurs./7:30am-1:30pm
Foods accepted: perishable and non-perishable

Table of Plenty at Beaumont
702 Euclid Ave.

Beaumont, CA 92220
(951) 922-1719
Tues.-Thurs./7:30am- 1:30pm
Foods accepted: perishable and non-perishable

Carol’s Kitchen at Cabazon

50390 Carmen St

Cabazon, CA 92230

(951) 769-9334
Mon. & Thurs.
Foods accepted: perishable and non-perishable

Jordan Outreach

50930 Calhoun St.

Coachella, CA 92236

(760) 398-3352
Mon.-Fri./8:00am-4:00pm

Foods accepted: perishable and non-perishable

Food Now
14080 Palm Dr. Ste E
Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240
(760) 329-4100
Tues., Weds., Thurs./8:00am-12:00pm
Foods accepted: perishable and non-perishable

Family Center in Hemet
515 E. Kimball Ave.
Hemet, CA 92543
(951) 658-7153
Tues.-Thurs./9:00am-3:00pm

Hemet Community Pantry

519 N San Jacinto Ave

Hemet, CA 92543

(951) 816-443
Mon.-Fri./7:00am-12:30pm

Foods accepted: perishable and non-perishable

Valley Restart Center

200 E. Menlo

Hemet, CA 92545

(951) 766-7476
Mon.-Fri./before:4:00pm
Foods accepted: perishable and non-perishable

Idyllwild Help Center
26330 Hwy. 234
Idyllwild, CA 92549
(951) 653-2529
Mon.- Sun./10:00am-4:00pm
Foods accepted: non-perishable only

Coachella Valley Rescue Mission
47470 Van Buren
Indio, CA 92201
(760) 347-3512
Mon.- Sun.
Foods accepted: perishable and non-perishable

Martha’s Kitchen

83791 Date Ave

Indio, CA 92201

(760) 347-4741 ext.383
ext.356 for large donation pick-up service
Mon.-Sun./8:00am- 6:00pm
Foods accepted: non-perishable foods only

God’s Helping Hand Food Bank

13958 Old Hwy 243

Moreno Valley, CA 92553

(951) 653-2529
Thurs./before 11:00am

Foods accepted: non-perishable foods only

Community Food Pantry of Murrieta
38444 Sky Canyon Dr., Ste 190
Murrieta, CA 92563
(951) 677-6347
Mon.-Thurs./8:00am-2:00pm
Foods accepted: perishable and non-perishable

Desert Arc
73255 Country Club Dr.

Palm Desert, CA 92260
(760) 346-1611
Mon.- Fri./8:00am-2:00pm
Foods accepted: perishable and non-perishable

Desert Aids Project
1695 N. Sunrise Way

Palm Springs, CA 92262
(760) 323-2118
Foods accepted: non-perishable packaged foods only

Roy’s Desert Resource Center

19531 McLane St

Palm Springs, CA 92262

(760) 676-5200
Foods accepted: non-perishable preferred

Well in the Desert at St. Paul Church
181 N. Indian Canyon
Palm Springs, CA 92262
(760) 327-8577

Foods accepted: non-perishable foods only

Abiding Love Ministry
24712 Hwy. 74
Perris, CA 92570
(909) 657-3265

Wed.-Fri./9:00am-5:00pm
Foods accepted: perishable and non-perishable

God’s Helping Hand Ministries

21382 Harvill Ave

Perris, CA92570

(951) 657-3041
Foods accepted: perishable and non-perishable

Salvation Army
3695 First St.
Riverside, CA 92501
(951) 784-4490
Foods accepted: perishable and non-perishable

Church of Acts Bread Basket
2385 S. San Jacinto Ave.
San Jacinto, CA 92583
(951) 658-5098
Mon. 8:00am-11:00am & Fri. 8:00am-11:00am

Foods accepted: perishable and non-perishable

Hope Food 2
610 S. State St.
San Jacinto, CA 92583
(951) 652-1136
Tues. 10:00am-4:00pm, Thurs. 10:00am-5:00pm
Sat. 11:00am-4:00pm
Foods accepted: perishable and non-perishable

                                                                                                




 

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