- Introduced -

SB 1259 - This act creates a food recovery program for restaurants to provide food to needy persons. A new Section 192.081 is created and defines the term "donor" to include restaurants, cafeterias, delis or other facilities selling food for consumption. This act expresses the intent of the General Assembly to make surplus food available to nonprofit or charitable organizations or volunteers for the distribution to homeless persons or others in need of food. Donors and organizations should make reasonable efforts to contact each other for the collection of food.

The Department of Health and Senior Services must develop a brochure regarding food recovery and must report to the Governor, Pro Tem, and Speaker by November 1, 2003.