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National Restaurant Association - Food Donation Connection

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Food Donation Connection


The National Restaurant Association has been a longtime supporter of organizations that address the problem of hunger in America. In 2013, 49.1 million Americans lived in food insecure households, including 33.3 million adults and 15.8 million children. In contrast, 96 billion pounds of food goes to waste each year.

The National Restaurant Association launched a national partnership Food Donation Connection to help end hunger, reduce food waste and provide members with the opportunity for potential tax savings. FDC acts as the liaison between the food service companies interested in donating wholesome leftover food and the social service agencies that provide feeding programs for people at risk of hunger. As the liaison, FDC coordinates all aspects of the program so that food companies can take advantage of unrealized tax savings while providing an alternative to discarding surplus food.

For more information, contact Jim Larson at Jim.Larson@foodtodonate.com or (800) 206-3952.

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