Food recovery means collecting edible food that would otherwise go to waste and redistributing it to feed people in need. To reduce food waste and address food insecurity, the County of El Dorado will be developing a food recovery program to support local businesses and suppliers to manage their surplus of edible food - ensuring it will go to food banks, soup kitchens, and other food recovery organizations and services to help feed local community members in need.
Edible Food includes but is not limited to:
- Prepared foods
- Packaged foods
There is detailed information and requirements available on the El Dorado County program page for Tier 1 and Tier 2 commercial edible food generators at the link below.
For more information about the El Dorado County program, please click here.
For more information from Cal Recycle, please click here.
Where can I donate my food?
Food Recovery Services & Organizations in the El Dorado County Area:
Food Bank of El Dorado County
4550 Business Drive
Cameron Park, CA 95682
Placer Food Bank
8284 Industrial Avenue
Roseville, CA 95678
To find other local food banks, please visit California Association of Food Banks.