Join us in ensuring good food is not wasted and feeds our community.
Food Industry Donations
FoodLink for Tulare County welcomes donations from across the food industry – from large manufacturers and retail distributors to small, locally-owned businesses and grocers. Local food industry donations account for over 25 percent of the food we distribute. Recovering surplus food continues to gain national attention as a way to provide for the community, and these donations greatly help us serve the 1 in 3 Tulare County residents who can benefit from FoodLink’s services.
- Earn a 15% tax credit – FoodLink along with anti-hunger and agricultural community worked to extend and improve the tax incentive for farmers to donate fresh produce to food banks, including raising the credit from 10% to 15% and using the more farmer-friendly wholesale valuation rather than the cumbersome inventoried value.
- Reduced storage & disposal costs
Donations are picked up promptly
- Reduce food waste
Ensure that all food goes to good use
- Donations are protected from liability
Learn more about the Good Samaritan Food Donation Act
- Food Safety
Our teams are trained in food safety and hold it as a top priority