Grubhub and FDIA Supports New Law That Encourages Donating Excess Food to Those in Need

Grubhub and FDIA Supports New Law That Encourages Donating Excess Food to Those in Need

You may have heard that Congress passed a new law designed to encourage food donation. The Food Donation Improvement Act (FDIA) was spearheaded by Grubhub and the Food Waste Reduction Alliance (FWRA), of which Grubhub is a founding member.

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Grubhub and FDIA Supports New Law

This is a major victory in the fight against food insecurity, which affects millions of Americans. The FDIA amends the Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act to make it easier for businesses to donate excess food.

We applaud Congress for passing this important legislation and we thanks the many stakeholders who helped make it happen. We look forward to working with our partners in government and the private sector to ensure that everyone has access to nutritious food.

Grubhub Applauds Congressional Passage of Food Donation Improvement Act

Grubhub is excited about the recent passage of the Food Donation Improvement Act (FDIA) by Congress. This new law encourages businesses to donate their excess food to those in need, and Grubhub is proud to be a vocal supporter of this initiative.

FDIA is a pivotal step in the fight against food insecurity in America. According to a report by the Natural Resources Defense Council, 40 percent of the food produced in this country goes to waste. That’s an alarming amount of food that could be going to people who need it most.

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But with FDIA in place, businesses will now have a formal process for donating their excess food. This will make it easier for businesses to donate food and reduce the risk of liability. And it will also help identify recipients who can best use the donated food.

Grubhub is committed to fighting food insecurity, and we applaud Congress for taking this important step forward.

What the FDIA Law Does to Support Food Insecurity?

Thank you for your support of the Food Donation Improvement Act (FDIA) as it will help us in our fight against food insecurity.

The FDIA amends the Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act to reduce liability risks for businesses that donate food in good faith, making it easier for companies to donate food. The FDIA also encourages federal agencies to do more to promote food donation and fight hunger.

This is a pivotal piece of legislation in the fight against food insecurity, and we applaud Congress for passing it. With your help, we can ensure that this bill becomes law and helps those who need it most.

How the FDIA Supports Businesses to Fight Waste and Give Excess Food

The Food Donation Improvement Act (FDIA) is a bill that was created to help businesses donate excess food to those in need. Grubhub supports this bill because it will make it easier for businesses to donate food and reduce the amount of food waste.

According to the National Institutes of Health, more than 126 million Americans—nearly one-third of the population—don’t have enough to eat, and about 41 million Americans throw away perfectly good food every single day. That’s why it’s so important for businesses to be able to donate excess food.

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The FDIA will make it simpler for businesses to donate food by doing things like clarify language around liability, streamline the process for tax deductions, and create a central online portal where businesses can find local organizations that accept donations. This is a pivotal step in the fight against food insecurity and we applaud Congress for passing it.

Understanding Grubhub’s Current Food Donation Programs

At Grubhub, we’ve taken several steps to ensure that no one goes unserved. We currently have two food donation programs

Grubhub for Good and Give and Go—that channel our efforts into providing meals for those in need. Grubhub for Good is our national donation platform that connects restaurants with food banks in local communities, enabling them to donate excess food to those in need. Give and Go program focuses on college campuses, making it easier for students and staff to donate leftovers on campus so they don’t go wasted.

Under these programs, Grubhub has donated more than 95,000 pounds of food to date and delivered more than 200,000 meals to those in need—and we’re just getting started. With the passage of FDIA, we look forward to expanding both of our current programs even further and helping even more people get access to the delicious meals they deserve.

What More Can Be Done to Help Those in Need?

The passage of the Food Donation Improvement Act (FDIA) is a good start to addressing food insecurity in our country, but there is still work to be done. One way Grubhub is helping to fight against food insecurity is through its Hunger Relief Program, which enables diners and restaurants to donate their meals. Through the program, we’ve donated 311,000 meals since 2018.

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Another way you can help is by supporting local food banks and other organizations that provide food assistance, or by using your voice to support policy initiatives like FDIA. Every little bit helps — don’t forget that. To learn more about what you can do to help fight against food insecurity, visit Grubhub’s Impact page.

The Potential Impact of the New Law on Grubhub’s Other Donation Programs

The FDIA also allows Grubhub to expand on its other donation programs such as Excess Food Rescue and Grubhub’s own Meal Share Program. By removing the financial barriers that restaurants were previously facing, Grubhub is now able to donate excess food easier and more frequently.

Excess Food Rescue is a program that helps connect local restaurants with nearby homeless shelters, food pantries, or other charitable organizations in order to donate unused and excess food. With this program, restaurants are able to minimize their food waste while providing those in need with nutritious meals.

Meanwhile, the Grubhub Meal Share Program is a platform through which restaurants can directly donate meals to local food banks. The program encourages users to donate a meal for every meal they buy, meaning that every time someone orders on the site there’s potential for an additional meal donation. This will become even more possible now with the passing of FDIA.

Conclusion

Grubhub supports the Food Donation Improvement Act as a key part of the fight against food insecurity. This new law encourages businesses to donate excess food directly to those in need, instead of through a third party. This will make it easier for businesses to donate food, and will ensure that the food goes to those who need it most.

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