SB 1383 Edible Food Recovery - Businesses

Edible Food Recovery

In addition to the goal of reducing organic waste disposal statewide 75% by 2025, California aims to recover 20% of edible food currently being thrown away to help feed the 1 in 4 Californians without enough food to eat. Businesses that generate edible food must recover edible food that would otherwise be disposed of by contracting with food recovery services or organizations, or self-haul the edible food to organizations that will accept it. Therefore:

  • The City is working regionally to develop a food recovery program and strengthening its existing food recovery networks
  • Food donors must arrange to recover the maximum amount of their edible food that would otherwise go to landfills
  • Food recovery organizations and services that participate in SB 1383 must maintain records.
  • For more information on edible food recovery requirements for generators, visit the CalRecycle organics website or refer to this helpful brochure by Abound Food Care

Requirements for Food Related Businesses

As a Tier 1 or Tier 2 food generator your business must comply with the requirements.
Tier 1 Food Generators Tier 2 Food Generators
  • Supermarket: larger than 10,00 sq. feet
  • Grocery store: larger than 10,000 sq. feet
  • Food service provider
  • Food distributor
  • Wholesale food vendor
Typically have more produce, fresh grocer and shelf-stable foods to donate.
  • Restaurants: 250+ seats and/or greater than 5,000 sq. feet
  • Hotels with on-site food facility and 200+ rooms.
  • Health Facility with on-site food facility and 100+ beds
  • Large venues
  • Large events
  • State agency with a cafeteria and 200+ seats or 5,000 sq. feet
  • Local education agency with on-site food facility
Typically have more prepared foods to donate, which requires more careful food handling to meet safety standards.
Deadline to fulfill SB 1383 requirements: January 1, 2022 Deadline to fulfill SB 1383 requirements: January 1, 2024

How Can Tier 1 and Tier 2 Businesses Comply?

Tier 1 and Tier 2 businesses must:

  • Establish a contract with a food recovery service or organization.
  • Donate the maximum amount of edible food. 
  • Maintain records of donations.

Does Your Business Need Assistance to Understand and Meet These Requirements?

The City of Arcata has contracted with Abound Food Care to help assist food-related businesses comply with the edible food recovery requirements of SB 1383.  Abound Food Care will provide education, guidance and support to food-related businesses.

Please contact Abound Food Care at (657) 335-4480 ext. 112 or by email at becky@aboundfoodcare.org for assistance with the following:

  • Questions regarding these regulations 
  • Assistance with getting into a food donation program
  • Submitting proof of your program compliance

Edible Food Rescue Capacity Assessment

In 2021 Zero Waste Humboldt completed an Edible Food Rescue Capacity Assessment for the City of Arcata and City of Eureka. This assessment included outreach to local food waste generators (grocery stores, food distributors, food vendors, restaurants, hotels, health facilities, and educational agencies), as well as in depth interviews with local food recovery organizations. This report gives insight to local food waste and food security issues and can be read in its entirety by clicking here.

Food Pantries and Food Recovery Organizations

Food for People works throughout Humboldt County to eliminate hunger and improve the health and well-being of our community through access to healthy and nutritious foods, community education and advocacy. Their website in Spanish can be found here.  You can also visit the city's website Feed People Not Landfills, which has more information on food waste prevention and recovery.

The following organizations also provide supplemental groceries to households as well as accept donations of edible food:

Name

Address

Phone Number

Amount of food recovered per month (lbs.)

Food For People (Arcata pantry) Trinity Baptist Church
2450 Alliance Rd, Arcata, CA 95521
707-445-3166
On average 3670 per month. This could range by month with some being as much as 10,000 pounds per month
Food For People (Arcata Seniors Pantry)
321 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Arcata, CA 95521
707-825-2027
On average 3670 per month. This could range by month with some being as much as 10,000 pounds per month
Arcata (Arcata House Partnership Pantry)
501 Ninth St, Arcata, CA 95521
707-633-6236
N/A
Arcata Family Resource Center
2400 Baldwin St, Arcata, CA 95521
707-822-4858
N/A
Cal Poly Humboldt "Oh SNAP"Recreation and Wellness Center Room 122, 1 Harpst St, Arcata, CA 95521
(707) 826-4565
N/A
Abundant Earth Foundation
702 Hiller Rd, McKinleyville, CA 95519
(808) 226-7003
N/A
Church of the Joyful Healer (Mckinleyville Family Resource Center)
1944 Central Ave, McKinleyville, CA 95519
(707) 840-0905
N/A
Blue Lake Community Resource Center
111 Greenwood Ave, Blue Lake, CA 95525
(707) 668-4281
5,000-8,000 per year.
Eureka Choice Pantry
2112 Broadway, Eureka, CA 95501(707) 407-0447
On average 3670 per month. This could range by month with some being as much as 10,000 pounds per month
Eureka Rescue Mission - Men's Program110 2nd St, Eureka, CA 95501(707) 443-455110,000 - 25,000 per month
Eureka Rescue Mission - Women & Children’s Program
107 3rd St, Eureka, CA 95501
(707) 443-5016
10,000 - 25,000 per month
Salvation Army
2123 Tydd St, Eureka, CA 95501(707) 442-6475
200-300 per month
St. Vincent De Paul Society's Free Dining Facility

35 3rd St, Eureka, CA 95501

(707) 445-9588
N/A
College of the Redwoods Food Pantry 
7351 Tompkins Hill Rd, Eureka, CA 95501
(707) 476-4616
N/A
Betty Kwan Chinn Day Center
1333 7th St, Eureka, CA 95501
(707) 407-3833
Unkown
Food for People (Senior Brown Bag)
307 W. 14th St, Eureka, CA 95501

(707) 445-3166 x 303

On average 3670 per month. This could range by month with some being as much as 10,000 pounds per month
Humboldt Senior Resource Center/ Dining Center
1910 California St, Eureka, CA 95501
(707) 443-9747
On average 3670 per month. This could range by month with some being as much as 10,000 pounds per month
Cooperation Humboldt
840 E Street #16, Eureka, CA 95501
(707) 599-2951
Unknown
Food for People Trinidad (Lion's Club Pantry/Town Hall)
409 Trinity St, Trinidad, CA 95570(707) 677-0223
N/A
Food For People Loleta Community Church
228 Church St, Loleta, CA 95551
(707) 733-5239
On average 3670 per month. This could range by month with some being as much as 10,000 pounds per month
St Joseph Health Loleta Community Resource Center
700 Loleta Drive, Loleta, CA 95551
(707) 733-5239
1,000 - 5,000 per month
Fortuna Adventist Community Services - SDA Church2331 Rohnerville Rd, Fortuna, CA 95540
(707) 725-1166
600 - 700 per week
Food For People St. Joseph's Pantry Shelf
2292 Newburg Road, Fortuna, CA 95540
(707) 725-1148
On average 3670 per month. This could range by month with some being as much as 10,000 pounds per month
Humboldt Senior Resource Center/Dining Center
Gene Lucas Community Center, 3000 Newburg Rd, Fortuna, CA 95540 
(707) 725-6245
Unknown
Food for People Orick Elementary School
120918 Hwy 101, Orick, CA 95555
(707) 488-2803
On average 3670 per month. This could range by month with some being as much as 10,000 pounds per month
Food For People Ferndale Community Church
712 Main St, Orick, CA 95555
(707) 786-4475
On average 3670 per month. This could range by month with some being as much as 10,000 pounds per month
Our Savior’s Lutheran Church
425 Shaw Ave, Ferndale, CA 95536
(707) 786-9619
Less than 1,000 per month
The Journey Church, Rio Dell Assembly of God
95 Belleview Ave, Rio Dell, CA 95562
(707) 764-5460
N/A
Presbyterian Church Food For People (Scotia Pantry)
143 Main St, Scotia, CA 95565
(707) 764-5239
On average 3670 per month. This could range by month with some being as much as 10,000 pounds per month
Carlotta Healthy Start Community Center
300 Wilder Road, Carlotta, CA 95528
(707) 768-3860
Unknown
Food for People (Willow Creek Pantry)
Willow Creek Community Resource Center, 38883 Hwy 299, Willow Creek, CA 95573
(530) 629-3141
On average 3670 per month. This could range by month with some being as much as 10,000 pounds per month
Hoopa Valley Tribe, Food Distribution Center
12479 state Hwy 96, Hoopa, CA 95546
(530) 625-4646
15,000 dry goods and 1,000 frozen food monthly
Bridgeville Community Center
38717 Kneeland Road, Bridgeville, CA 95526
(707) 777-1775
N/A
Food For People (Garberville Pantry) Community Presbyterian Church437 Maple Lane, Garberville, CA 95542
(707) 223-2430
On average 3670 per month. This could range by month with some being as much as 10,000 pounds per month
Food for People Dinsmore
Route 36 Mile Marker 42.5, CA 95526
(707) 777-1775
On average 3670 per month. This could range by month with some being as much as 10,000 pounds per month
Mattole Valley Resource Center
167 Sherman St. Petrolia, CA 95558 
(707) 629-3348
N/A
Southern Humboldt Family Resource Center
344 Humboldt Ave, Redway, CA 95560
(707) 923-1147
Unknown
Beginnings Incorporated
5 Cemetery Rd, Redway, CA 95560
(707) 923-3617
N/A
Yurok Food Distribution 
190 Nelson Lane, Crescent City, CA 95531
(707) 464-1852
22,000 per month