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A CROP

For Farmers and Growers

Senior Gleaners of San Diego County gleans excess produce and donates it to local agencies to be distributed to food insecure individuals around the county.
We glean:

  • Quality produce that is no longer commercially viable
  • Weather damaged crops
  • Produce from bypassed fields
  • Non-machine gleanable crops
  • Pollinator trees
  • Secondary growth

Additionally, Senior Gleaners  will pick up crops that have already been gleaned and works with partner agencies to handle large volumes of produce.
Food donors may be eligible for tax deductions or tax credits and will receive documentation of all crop types and amounts at the end of the year to submit with tax returns.

Protection:

We properly train, supervise and hold liability coverage for all volunteers who glean with us.
Federal Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act - In 1996, President Clinton signed this act to encourage donation of food and grocery products to non-profit organizations for distribution to individuals in need. This law:

  • Protects you from liability when you donate to a non-profit organization;
  • Protects you from civil and criminal liability should the product donated in good faith later cause harm to the recipient;
  • Standardizes donor liability exposure. You or your legal counsel do not need to investigate liability laws in 50 states; and
  • Sets a floor of "gross negligence" or intentional misconduct for persons who donate grocery products. According to the new law, gross negligence is defined as "voluntary and conscious conduct by a person with knowledge (at the time of conduct) that the conduct is likely to be harmful to the health or well-being of another person."
  • Protects you from liability when you donate to a non-profit organization;
  • Protects you from civil and criminal liability should the product donated in good faith later cause harm to the recipient.