Recovering surplus edible food to feed people is California law effective January 1, 2022. This effort will increase access to nutritious food for members of our community, while reducing waste and greenhouse gas emissions that are the result of food ending up in a landfill per the requirements of SB 1383.
In response to state law, and in order to maximize the efforts being put forth by established local charitable organizations, the City of Tehachapi formally adopted a Food Rescue Partnership Program through a partnership with the Salvation Army.
This program provides access for the Tier I commercial food generators in the City of Tehachapi to donate edible food to local organizations. The City of Tehachapi receives monthly reports on the amount of food donated and diverted from the landfill.
These items are distributed locally to residents both in Tehachapi and East Kern in conjunction with the efforts of the Community Action Partnership of Kern.
For more information regarding donations contact the Salvation Army Tehachapi Community Center at (661) 823-9508 or email@example.com visit them at 538 Tehachapi Blvd.
Visit the Salvation Army Tehachapi Community Center Facebook Page
Edible Food Rescue Partnership Program-Full Report