Bill to Help Illinois Agencies Donate Leftover Food Signed Into Law

Alex Ruppenthal
Under the new law, agencies must formulate food donation policies that outline nearby food pantries, soup kitchens and other organizations that accept donations. Walling said the law will be especially helpful to agencies that run hospitals and corrections facilities, where the population can vary from day to day.

“It can be difficult to estimate how many people are going to be in that facility in one day because it is a very fluctuating population,” Walling said in a statement. “So, that’s where providing these options to make sure the food doesn’t go uneaten is really important.”

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