Food Bank of the Southern Tier.
Because One Hungry Neighbor
Is ONE Too Many.

Food Donations

FOOD DONATIONS
Food Donations

The Good Samaritan Act:
Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Act of 1996: P.L. 104-210 (October 1, 1996) was named in honor of the late Congressman who was a champion of efforts to expand food donations to the poor and to protect those who make donations. Good Samaritan laws are designed to encourage the donation of food and groceries to nonprofit charitable agencies. The 1996 amendments exclude from civil or criminal liability a person or nonprofit food organization that, in good faith, donates or distributes donated foods for food relief.

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