Only registered 501(c)3 organizations will be able to claim food donations. If you are not a 501(c)3, you should not be able to see posts marked as "Donations". There are no service or transaction fees associated with donations.
We do this for (at least) three reasons:
- To make large volumes of healthy surplus food available for non-profits feeding those less fortunate
- To incentivize businesses to "Donate" rather than "Giveaway" (which is accompanied with a small transaction fee)
- To ensure that businesses can meet IRS requirements for tax benefits associated with donations of food inventory