(745 ILCS 50/4) (from Ch. 56 1/2, par. 2004)
    Sec. 4. (a) Except as provided in subsection (b), a not for profit corporation or charitable organization which in good faith receives food for free distribution and which reasonably inspects the food at the time of donation and finds the food apparently fit for human consumption shall not be liable in any civil action based on the theory of warranty, negligence, or strict liability in tort, for damages incurred resulting from any illness or disease contracted by the ultimate users or recipients of the food due to the condition of the food.
    (b) The immunity provided in subsection (a) shall not apply where the following is shown:
    (1) that the illness or disease resulted from the willful, wanton, or reckless acts of the not for profit corporation or charitable organization; or
    (2) that the corporation or organization had actual or constructive knowledge that the food was tainted, contaminated, or harmful to the health or well-being of the recipient of such donated food; or
    (3) where the food was in the form of canned goods, that the containers were rusted, leaky, swollen, or otherwise defective to the extent that they could not be sold to the members of the general public; provided, however, that the fact that the cans were simply dented does not, in itself, constitute such a defect so as to preclude the grant of immunity provided by subsection (a).
(Source: P.A. 82-580.)