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Santa Barbara County Food Rescue : a CEC program

Are donors liable for the food they donate?

If the food is fit for human consumption and is donated in good faith to nonprofits or individuals, then donors are protected from liability as established in the California Good Samaritan Act. Read more about laws protecting donors here.

Watch this video from a similar program in Orange County that details the state laws and echoes the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department’s desire to support food recovery efforts.

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