As part of the USDA’s commitment to increase people’s access to nutritious food through the U.S. Food Waste Challenge, this program is intended to help match importers wishing to donate certain fruits, vegetables and nuts with charitable organizations registered to receive them under the SC-6 exemption. Importers of avocados, dates, grapefruit, kiwifruit, olives, onions, oranges, potatoes, tomatoes and walnuts are encouraged to learn how they can help feed the hungry by donating through these food banks.
View a list of Charitable Organizations.
Organizations interested in joining the registry may call (888) 551-3523 or e-mail 8eImports@ams.usda.gov for assistance in the process.
For filing a SC-6 for charitable purposes, see Filing a SC-6 Certificate in CEMS.