What kind of food donations are most desired by the Food Bank?
Non-perishable items rich in protein, which are essential to providing adequate nutrition, are the most desired food drive donation items.
- Canned tuna
- Canned meats and stews
- Peanut butter
- Canned fruits and vegetables
- Packaged meals
- Packaged pasta and rice
- Canned and dried beans
- Pure fruit and vegetable juices
- Baby food, cereal and formula (must be within code date)
Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Act
In 1996, Congress created a federal Good Samaritan Act to protect food banks and their donors from liability. The bill was named for Rep. Bill Emerson (R-Missouri) who fought for the proposal but died of cancer before it was passed and signed into law by President Clinton on Oct. 1, 1996. To find more information on this or any other federal legislation, check out the Library of Congress' Thomas Database.