Food Industry Donations

Decreasing food waste, helping hunger

When your company donates to the Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank, you make an impact on the lives of families and children while also benefiting your business.

The food bank receives generous donations from food industry organizations every year. And that food—whether it’s excess inventory, cosmetically imperfect, or minimally out of specification—provides good, healthy meals to those who need it. But donating to the food bank doesn’t only benefit the community; it can benefit your organization too. Here’s how:

  • Control Inventory - Food donations can reduce any surplus of hard-to-move inventory and unsaleables.
  • Lead by Example - When you give back, your employees and customers will recognize your organization's impact and may be inspired to help members of our community through their own acts of generosity.
  • Reduce Costs - Your organization can save money when you don't have to pay to dispose of excess food.
  • Generate a Tax Deduction - The 1976 Federal Tax Law (H.R. 10612) permits the deduction of the costs of producing, packaging, and delivering products, plus up to 50 percent of the difference between the cost and the fair market value.

Arrange a donation

For information about food industry organizations, contact Sheila Knapp at or (540) 371-7666 x 136. All donations are fully covered by the Federal Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act, which protects those who make good-faith food donations.

Support our cause to feed the hungry