Code of the District of Columbia

§ 48–304. Food donation guide and training.

(a) The Department of Health, in conjunction with the Office of Waste Diversion within the Department of Public Works, shall create a guide for food donors and donees that includes:

(1) All food safety regulations that apply to food donations in the District, including liability protections, tax credits, or incentives available to food donors;

(2) What foods may be donated safely;

(3) The best practices for storing and handling food donations; and

(4) A list of organizations in the District that accept food donations.

(b) The Department of Health shall train its employees who are involved in health inspections of businesses that donate food and organizations that receive donated food on the information in the guide developed pursuant to this section.

(c) Within 180 days after February 22, 2019, the Department of Health and the Office of Waste Diversion shall each make the guide available on its website.


(Oct. 8, 1981, D.C. Law 4-39, § 3b; as added Feb. 22, 2019, D.C. Law 22-212, § 201(b), 65 DCR 12927.)