Leftover Food Donations by Restaurants: Why would you not do this?

In Hospitality by Richard Bianco

Every so often there is a news item about the tons of leftover food that go to waste each year while millions of Americans go undernourished. As I recently learned, this is not a problem that can be easily pinned on politicians. In fact, the Federal Government and many states have legislation that protects food donors from legal liability.

Given the legal protections, the incumbent “good guy” publicity, potential cost savings and of course, it’s the right thing to do, why aren’t more bars and restaurants participating in food donation programs?