Food Rescue and Diversion

Food Rescue and Diversion

Senate Bill 1383 (SB 1383) requires food businesses to divert food 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 eliminate food waste please visit the United States Environmental Protection Agency's website

San Jacinto's Food Rescue Partners

All Food Rescue Organizations (FRO) service the City of San Jacinto 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


FRO/FRS Address


FRO/FRS - Email/Website

Church of Acts - Bread Basket

2385 S San Jacinto Avenue, San Jacinto, California 92583

(951) 658-5098

Mt. San Jacinto College

1499 N. State Street, San Jacinto, California 92583

(951) 487-6752

[email protected]

San Jacinto United Methodist Church

210 S San Jacinto Ave, San Jacinto, California 92583

(951) 654-2307

[email protected]

Soboba Indian Health Clinic

607 Donna Way, San Jacinto, CA 92583

(800) 732-8805

Soboba Health Clinic – RSBCIHI

To obtain more information or be listed as a food rescue organization, please reach out to Caleb Hargis, City of San Jacinto Management Analyst, at (951) 537-6351 or [email protected].