Food Rescue Program

The City of Los Angeles Sanitation and Environment’s (LASAN) Food Rescue Program is working to reduce and divert food waste and increase the donation of edible surplus food that may otherwise be going to the landfills.

In California, 1 in 10 people face hunger due to lack of access to healthy, affordable food.* Despite this, the equivalent of 21.2 billion Meals went unsold or uneaten and instead were disposed of as a result of surplus food across California in 2022.** LASAN is accomplishing the environmental goals set out in the local and State legislation and building our capacity to feed those facing food insecurity in Los Angeles.

Learn more about LASAN’s programs by clicking the boxes below.

For more questions on Senate Bill 1383 (SB 1383) program, click here for CalRecycle’s Frequently Asked Questions about SB 1383.

If you have questions about the Food Rescue Program, please email us at san_foodrecovery@lacity.org or call our 24-hour Customer Care Center at 1-800-773-2489
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Learn more about SB 1383 and the City of LA organics ordinances to ensure that Edible Food Generators (EFGs) are equipped with the knowledge in order to develop their food rescue program.More about California Senate Bill 1383 (SB 1383) Preparation and City of LA Organics Ordinances
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Find Food Recovery Organizations (FROs) and EFGs to partner with in order to rescue excess edible food.More about Partner & Rescue
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SB 1383 mandates that all EFGs and FROs maintain records of food recovery activities that the City of Los Angeles may request while performing audits.More about Compliance and Recordkeeping
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recycLA is a public private partnership designed to address the 3- million tons of waste disposed annually by businesses, consumers and residents.More about recycLA Program
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Provides a list of helpful tools to learn more about SB 1383, Food Rescue, Organics, and Food Safety.More about Resource and Links