Food Rescue and Diversion

Senate Bill 1383 (SB 1383) requires food businesses to divert foods from landfills by donating the maximum amount of edible food they would otherwise dispose of to food recovery organizations. Tier 1 and 2 generators must have written agreements with food recovery organizations and services and keep records of foods donated.

The City of Murrieta offers all its Tier 1 and 2 generators and food recovery organizations access to a regional food rescue network through a partnership with the Western Riverside Council of Governments. For more information on this free program please visit WRCOG's website

How does this impact your business?

Certain food vendors are classified into two groups. Tier 1 Generators must be compliant by 2022 and includes: Grocery stores, Supermarkets, Food Distributers, Food Service Providers, and Wholesale Food Vendors. Tier 2 Generators must be complaint by 2024 and includes: Restaurants, Hotels, Health Facilities, Educational Agencies, and Large Venues. 

By 2024 all generators must comply with the States requirements and:

1) Maintain a contract or written agreement with a Food Recovery Organization; and
2) Maintain a record of donations indicating all types of food being donated in pounds per month, frequency of donations and contact information of contracted Food Recovery Organization utilized.

For more information please visit CalRecycle's website.

Sustainable Food Management

Almost a third of all food is discarded or wasted in the United States. To find ways to prevent, divert, and eliminated food waste please visit the United States Environmental Protection Agency's website

Murrieta Food Rescue Partners

All Food Rescue Organizations (FRO) service the City of Murrieta and surrounding communities.

Persons and non-profits are protected from civil and criminal liability by the Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act when donating food in good faith. For more information the USDA has created a FAQ on the Act available here.
Organization Name Address Contact Number
Aspire to Inspire 29930 Hunter Road
Murrieta CA 92563
(951) 457-2712
Community Food Pantry of Murrieta 29493 Los Alamos Ste. A
Murrieta, CA 92563
(951) 677-6347
Greater Works Church 25823 Jefferson Avenue
Murrieta, CA 92562
(951) 326-5295
Murrieta United Methodist Church 24652 Adams Avenue
Murrieta, CA 92562
(951) 677-6174
The Salvation Army 40270 Los Alamos Road
Murrieta, CA 92562
(951) 677-1324
To obtain more information or be listed as a food rescue organization, please reach out to Isaac Bravo, City of Murrieta Management Analyst, at (951) 461-6449 or [email protected].