Illinois Bill Would Help Agencies Donate Leftover Food

By Alex Ruppenthal
“An existing law prevents state agencies from signing food service contracts that prohibit donations. But even though agencies are permitted to donate food, they are less likely to do so without a plan in place, said Jen Walling, executive director of the Illinois Environmental Council, which helped craft the bill.”

“‘The important thing is it will have agencies create policies on how they can donate food and give employees a pathway [to donate] if they want to,’ she said. ‘There are plenty of areas within state agencies where that might apply.’”

Read the entire piece at Chicago Tonight

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