Donate Edible Food

Famous Dave's donates surplus foodDonating food in any amount helps your business waste less while supporting community members in need. Over 64,000 people in Washington County are food insecure, meaning they don't know where their next meal is coming from. So don't let your good food go to waste!

Every little bite helps

Famous Dave's in Tualatin donates about 50 quarts of side dishes and salads, as well as 17 dozen muffins, to Meals on Wheels People programs in Tualatin and Sherwood every week. 

"The food that is outside of our company spec is still perfectly good and we care about what happens to it," said General Manager Janet Jones. "This participation has been extremely rewarding for my entire staff."

What we offer

  • Step-by-step guidance on setting up a food donation program

  • Free supplies including labels and storage containers

  • Connections with food pantries that can pick up your donations

  • Staff training

  • Coordination with health inspectors to ensure risk-free donation

Tools

Other Resources

  • Waste Not Food Taxi is a network of local volunteers who can pick up food donations and deliver them safely to local food pantries. Call 503-806-5230 if you would like to schedule a pick-up.

  • Food Donation Connection – FDC manages food donation programs for food service companies interested in donating food.

  • Oregon Food Bank – OFB accepts edible food directly from growers, processors, grocery stores, retailers and distributors. To donate edible food, call 503-282-0555.

  • Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic – Excellent resource on food policies like tax deductions and Good Samaritan laws.

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