Posting food items for donation is 100% free for both donors and recipients. Only verified nonprofit 501(c)3 organizations will be able to view donation posts. When a donation is claimed, you will receive a receipt that can assist in filing for tax benefits for charitable donations. Read more for additional information on tax documentation.
To create a donation post, follow these steps:
01. Login to Spoiler Alert
Sign in with your login credentials at www.app.spoileralert.com.
02. Create Post and Complete Product information
On the top navigation bar, click New button. You can create a post in four, easy steps. You will need to enter information about the food item on the Product step, including the type of food, quantity, quality, must go by date, and best by date. You can also designate if you're willing to accept partial claims on the post. Additionally, you can choose to upload an image of the product, packaging, and/or nutrition label. Lastly, make sure to include a description of your product. When you have completed this information, click Step 2 to advance to the Price & Value step.
03. Complete Price & Value information
To post a donation, select Donate under Transaction Type. For tax purposes, you can indicate the Fair Market Value and Cost of Goods. This value will be shown on the receipt after the donation has been completed.
If you do not know the donation value, you can select I don't know, in which case the default Fair Market Value is $1.67. This amount was calculated based on the average wholesale value of one pound of donated product at the national level, which was determined to be $1.67 according to the June 2016 Feeding America Product Valuation Study, KPMG, Audited. Remember to consult your tax advisor for support in filing tax deductions.
04. Complete Logistics information
You will need to enter transportation and handling information on the Logistics step, including whether it is available for pick-up or delivery, driving radius if deliverable, the physical address of the food item, and any handling requirements related to food safety. This can save time coordinating with the user who claims the item from the marketplace and assist with tax documentation. When you have completed this page, click Step 4 to advance to the Audience step.
05. Complete Audience information
Once on the final step, you can select to send the post to the Entire Community or Specific Users. Read more to learn about how to send a post to a specific organization or user.
06. Click Create Post
Once you are done with the Audience step, click Create Post. Your post will be made available on the marketplace for the audience you selected and all relevant users will be sent notifications.