"If you're going to throw it away, why not give it to someone in need? It's a simple equation."

Thank you for your consideration in donating to Feeding Charlotte. Every dollar donated will not only help provide home-cooked meals to those most in need, but also provide hope, security, and comfort to the hungry individuals of the Charlotte Community.

Our donors currently include partners affiliated with Chartwells Higher Education Dining Services, but affiliation is not required. We receive donations from universities, caterers, and other institutions where their excess food is matched by their generosity.

There are multiple ways you can show support to Feeding Charlotte.
- Donate your time: Contact us for volunteer opportunities.
- Donate excess food or monetary contributions: Your gift will help end food insecurity in the Mecklenburg-County area. Follow the instructions below and then visit our Donate page to join us in solving food insecurity in our community.

Following policies and procedures of their own institutions, in accordance with local laws and regulations, donors must place the food (minimum of 18 portions) in a recyclable aluminum tray, wrap it and label it with the donor name, a description of the item, and the date it was prepared.

Currently food donors are eligible for both general tax deductions, as well as enhanced tax deductions which provide important financial incentives for food donation, encouraging all eligible businesses to donate surplus food. You can find more information here.

The federal Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act provides liability protection for food donors, and North Carolina’s Immunity from Liability for Food Donations law provides additional liability protection to businesses and nonprofits in the state. Click this link created by the NC Department of Environmental Quality and Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic.

Learn more about the "Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act."