Measure Would Provide Immunity from Liability for Food Donations from Institutions of Higher Education, Would Encourage More Donation to Local Food Banks
TRENTON – A bill sponsored by Senator Jim Whelan which would amend the state’s “Food Bank Good Samaritan Law” to also provide institutions of higher education with immunity from liability for any donations made to local food banks was approved by the Assembly today and sent to the governor’s desk for his signature to make it law.
“At a time when our food banks are stretched to the limit, we need to encourage food donation, not discourage it,” said Whelan, D-Atlantic. “By including colleges and universities under our existing law we can open up the possibility for these institutions to donate excess food to help feed New Jerseyans in need. Rather than letting this food go to waste, we should be encouraging colleges to be mindful of the needs of others.”