About Food Donation Laws in Oregon

Under the Good Samaritan Act of 1996, anyone who donates food in good faith to a gleaning organization like Blanchet House is protected from liability associated with that product. Federal and state Good Samaritan laws were created to encourage food donations, reduce waste of fresh food, and to protect donors.  Blanchet House follows strict food handling and safety procedures to ensure that the people we serve receive the highest-quality food possible. Providing our meal guests with delicious, healthy, and safe food is of utmost importance to us.

You can read the full laws here and here.