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California SB-1383

California State bill 1383 went into effect January 1, 2022.

Part of its Short Lived Climate Pollutants mitigation strategy, this law sets statewide targets to reduce the amount of food going into landfills and requires that commercial food waste producers (like grocery stores and other consumer facing businesses and institutions) donate at least 20% of edible food (as opposed to easier solutions like biodigestion or compost).

Food Rescue Hero is a solution for jurisdictions, food recovery organizations and food donors that can help you meet your obligations under this new law.


We can help you establish a food recovery organization. Not only do we have a start-up guide but we provide coaching and support when an organization launches using our white label app. Our technology provides easy data collection and reporting as well as reliable support for food recovery in your community.

Food Recovery Organizations

Our technology helps you scale up and provide necessary reporting to satisfy the requirements of SB 1383. Whether you use our Shared Food Rescue Hero app or our Branded White Label technology we can make meeting the requirements of recovery and reporting easy. For start ups we can help provide training and support to scale your efforts to meet the burgeoning opportunity SB 1383 presents.

Food Donors

Network wide, our partners have a 99% success rate for food pick ups. meaning we are THE solution to ensure you can reliably meet the requirements imposed by SB 1383. Partnering with a Food Rescue Hero supported organization means you have access to reliable, repeatable and reportable food donation solutions.

β€œIn a world of seven billion people, set to grow to nine billion by 2050, wasting food makes no sense – economically, environmentally and ethically, aside from the cost implications, all the land, water, fertilisers and labour needed to grow that food is wasted – not to mention the generation of greenhouse gas emissions produced by food decomposing on landfill and the transport of food that is ultimately thrown away.”

Achim SteinerUN Under-Secretary-General and UNEP Executive Director