California Bill

If you happen to be in Los Angeles today around lunchtime, there’s a press conference at a Venice soup kitchen to promote a pending California bill that would enable increased food donation.

Senate Bill 1443 would allow catering customers to decide what to do with their leftovers–donate it to those in need or take it home. It’d achieve that by requiring specific language in catering contracts. The bill has passed the Senate and could go to a vote in the General Assembly as soon as August 11.

If you don’t take my word for it, here’s an op-ed from the bill’s sponsor, Jenny Oropeza, D-Long Beach.

Golden State readers, perhaps you should contact your representative and tell them to support this bill to reduce food waste. We should explore all ways to reduce the 6 million tons of food annually going into Cali landfills.

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