145D-1 Definitions. Whenever used in this chapter unless the context otherwise requires:

"Charitable, religious, or nonprofit organization" means any organization which was organized and is operating in the State for charitable or religious purposes or to promote social welfare, which is exempt from income taxation under chapter 235, and which distributes food products at no cost to needy persons.

"Donor" means any person, partnership, corporation, company, or association engaged in the farming, processing, distribution, wholesaling, or retailing of food products who donates such products, without remuneration, to a charitable, religious, or nonprofit organization.

"Food product" means any fowl, seafood, animal, vegetable, or other stuff, product, or article which is customary food fit for human consumption, including prepared, canned, milk, dairy, and farm products, before or after the expiration date stamped on the products, if any.

"Needy person" means any person who lacks adequate or proper means of subsistence. [L 1982, c 260, pt of 2; am L 1990, c 55, 1]


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