Code of the District of Columbia

§ 48–301. Immunity from liability.

(a) All other provisions of law notwithstanding, a good faith donor of food which is not known or believed to be unfit for human consumption, as defined in Chapter 1 of this title, or rules issued pursuant to that chapter at the time it is donated to a bona fide charitable or not-for-profit organization shall not be subject to criminal or civil liability arising from an injury or death due to the condition of such food unless such injury or death is a direct result of the gross negligence or intentional misconduct of such donor.

(b) All other provisions of law notwithstanding, a bona fide charitable or not-for-profit organization which in good faith receives and distributes food which is not known or believed to be unfit for human consumption, as defined in Chapter 1 of this title, or rules issued pursuant to that chapter at the time it is distributed, without charge or at a nominal charge, shall not be subject to criminal or civil liability arising from an injury or death due to the condition of such food unless such injury or death is a direct result of the gross negligence or intentional misconduct of such organization.