New Law Requires Grocery Stores to Donate Expiring Food

It’s a struggle to put food on the table for many families, and that struggle has only increased due to the coronavirus pandemic.

According to a New York news outlet, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a new law providing guidelines for supermarkets to donate “excess food” to food banks across the state. Now, supermarkets will be required to distribute food nearing the sell-by-date to non-profits or religious organizations that provide free food in their communities. Supporters of this bill believe it will significantly help food banks meet increased food demands due to the pandemic.

Citygate Network members have long been in the business of feeding and caring for people in desperate situations and destitute conditions (i.e., hungry, homeless, abused, and addicted).

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