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Donations of food by individuals, groups, and businesses are accepted daily to be distributed back into the community – giving hope to the hungry in Kentucky. See the information below on how to make commercial food or product donations and how donated food is distributed in the community through our Member Agencies.
Commercial Food Donations
If you have usable inventory – raw commodities, produce, ingredients, packaging materials, finished products, and non-food products such as paper goods, household cleaning products and personal care products — and are willing to donate those items, please contact our warehouse at 859-288-5333.
We will quickly be able to tell you if we can take the offered goods. Donations can be dropped off or we can generally arrange for transport.
The law protects food donors. The federal Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Act of 1996 protects businesses, nonprofit organizations and individuals who donate food in good faith from civil or criminal liability should such donated food later cause harm to a recipient. State of Kentucky Revised Statutes KRS413.248 and KRS413.247 also protect donors from liability.
Tax benefits are available to businesses that donate food. Donations of usable inventory to regional food banks qualify for the generous "cost plus up to 50% of normal profit" tax deduction provided by Section 17(e)(3) of the U.S. IRS Code. Please check with your accountant for specific tax benefits.
Food donations are accepted at our warehouse from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 12:00 noon on Fridays.
General Food Donations
Food donations from individuals or families are always accepted and welcomed. Donations can be made at our warehouse during normal operating hours. In addition, residents of Fayette County can make their donation at any Kroger location by placing the food in our donation barrel near the customer service desk or exit. If you cannot find the barrel, please ask at the customer service desk.
Other Ways to Give Food
Kroger Bags – all Fayette Kroger Stores stock pre-made bags of food (vegetables, fruit, meat and pasta products) valued at $2.50, $5 and $10 located near the checkout lanes. Simply pickup a bag, have it scanned and drop it in the blue barrels on your way out of the store. Your charitable donation is registered on the receipt. It's easy!
Checkout Hunger – Kroger Stores also have coupons valued at $1, $2, and $5 located at the checkout lanes. To make a donation, simply rip off a coupon and have it scanned. Your charitable donation is registered on your receipt.