San Diego’s largest food relief organization receives more donations in 2022

Senate Bill 1383 is a new California law that mandates certain businesses that generate food waste donate their edible surplus to hunger-relief organizations.Since it took effect on January 1st, Feeding San Diego has seen a nearly 25% increase in edible food donations.They’ve also added 25 new food donors. The organization’s Chief Supply Chain Officer Patty O’Connor said the increase in donations comes while need is higher than ever before.’So pre-pandemic, about 90% of what we distributed to the community was rescued and donated food,’ she said.