DONATE FOOD


Donate Food to Plentiful Harvest

Who Can Donate:Food suppliers including (but not limited to) farmers, grocery stores, restaurants and banquette halls can donate non-perishable and perishable foods (fresh, frozen, or prepared) at no cost! All donors are protected by the Ontario Donation of Food Act, 1994 which absolves those who donate in good faith from liability.

Benefit to You:

  • Help create a healthy community by providing essential and nutritional foods to those who would otherwise go without
  • Save money on waste removal (pickup will be arranged)
  • Receive a charitable tax receipt to offset company revenue
  • Receive recognition on website and marketing materials

All Rescued food stays in Ontario!

Here is how you can support us….

  • Donate your produce if you have excess
  • Donate your produce if it cannot be sold in stores
  • Donate your produce if it is slightly marked
  • Donate your non-perishable and perishable food items
  • Help spread the word

 

Worried About Liability?

There's no danger in donating food to Plentiful Harvest.  Food donors are protected under the following law:

 

Donation of Food Act, 1994

S.O. 1994, CHAPTER 19

Consolidation Period: From June 23, 1994 to the <!-- TRANSIT - HYPERLINK --><!-- .http://www.e-laws.gov.on.ca/navigation?file=currencyDates&lang=en. -->e-Laws currency date.

No amendments.

Liability of donor

<!-- TRANSIT - HYPERLINK --><!-- .http://www.e-laws.gov.on.ca/html/statutes/french/elaws_statutes_94d19_f.htm#s1s1. -->1.<!-- TRANSIT - HYPERLINK --><!-- .http://www.e-laws.gov.on.ca/html/statutes/french/elaws_statutes_94d19_f.htm#s1s1. --> (1) A person who donates food or who distributes donated food to another person is not liable for damages resulting from injuries or death caused by the consumption of the food unless,

(a) the food was adulterated, rotten or otherwise unfit for human consumption; and

(b) in donating or distributing the food, the person intended to injure or to cause the death of the recipient of the food or acted with reckless disregard for the safety of others. 1994, c. 19, s. 1 (1).

Liability of director, agent, etc.

<!-- TRANSIT - HYPERLINK --><!-- .http://www.e-laws.gov.on.ca/html/statutes/french/elaws_statutes_94d19_f.htm#s1s2. -->(2) The director, agent, employee or volunteer of a corporation that donates food or that distributes donated food is not personally liable for any damages resulting from injuries or death caused by the consumption of the food unless,

(a) the food was adulterated, rotten or otherwise unfit for human consumption; and

(b) in donating or distributing the food, the director, agent, employee or volunteer,

(i) did not act in good faith,

(ii) acted beyond the scope of his or her role as director, agent, employee or volunteer, and

(iii) intended to injure or to cause the death of the recipient of the food or acted with reckless disregard for the safety of others. 1994, c. 19, s. 1 (2).

Non-application

<!-- TRANSIT - HYPERLINK --><!-- .http://www.e-laws.gov.on.ca/html/statutes/french/elaws_statutes_94d19_f.htm#s2. -->2. This Act does not apply to a person who distributes donated food for profit. 1994, c. 19, s. 2.

<!-- TRANSIT - HYPERLINK --><!-- .http://www.e-laws.gov.on.ca/html/statutes/french/elaws_statutes_94d19_f.htm#s3. -->3. Omitted (provides for coming into force of provisions of this Act). 1994, c. 19, s. 3.

<!-- TRANSIT - HYPERLINK --><!-- .http://www.e-laws.gov.on.ca/html/statutes/french/elaws_statutes_94d19_f.htm#s4. -->4. Omitted (enacts short title of this Act). 1994, c. 19, s. 4.

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