Grubhub Applauds Congressional Passage of Food Donation Improvement Act (FDIA) as Pivotal in Fight Against Food Insecurity

December 21, 2022

FDIA clarifies existing food donation laws, making it easier for restaurants & businesses to fight waste and give excess food directly to those in need 

WASHINGTON –  Following years of advocacy on the Hill, Grubhub today praised Congress for passing the Food Donation Improvement Act (FDIA), which strengthens existing laws for food donations, helps prevent food waste and opens the door for  relief to be provided directly to the millions of Americans who are experiencing food insecurity. The legislation builds upon the codified Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act by expanding and clarifying liability protections so that companies can directly donate safe quality foods without litigation fears. 

“The Food Donation Improvement Act will bring all businesses, ranging from large corporations to small and independent restaurants, into the fight against food insecurity,” said Amy Healy, vice president of government affairs at Grubhub. “With billions of dollars of food going to waste each year – even with hunger on the rise – it’s well past time to clarify America’s laws around food donation. We applaud our partners in government on both sides of the aisle for sending this essential legislation to President Biden’s desk.” 

As part of its effort to diminish food insecurity, Grubhub has been a vocal supporter of the Food Donation Improvement Act, meeting with more than 50 Congressional offices on both sides of the aisle to build support and garner cosponsors. The company joined Members of Congress and other corporate partners including WW and the Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic on the Hill this summer for educational briefings and advocacy training and was among the three original signers of an open letter calling on Congress to pass the FDIA. 

About Grubhub 

Grubhub is part of Just Eat (LSE: JET, AMS: TKWY), and is a leading U.S. food ordering and delivery marketplace. Dedicated to connecting diners with the food they love from their favorite local restaurants, Grubhub elevates food ordering through innovative restaurant technology, easy-to-use platforms and an improved delivery experience. Grubhub features more than 365,000 restaurant partners in over 4,000 U.S. cities.