To help address the most pressing and universal legal and policy questions surrounding food recovery and donation, the Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC) and The Global FoodBanking Network (GFN) have partnered to create The Global Food Donation Policy Atlas. This innovative partnership maps the laws and policies affecting donations in 15 countries over the course of two years. The project aims to: identify and explain national laws relating to food donation, analyze the most common legal barriers to promoting greater food donation, and share best practices and recommendations for overcoming these barriers.
The recommendations presented in this issue brief provide a starting point for stakeholders across the globe to strengthen their food safety policy framework for donation. Food banks and other organizations with the mission to reduce FLW and increase food donation (collectively referred to as “food recovery organizations”), as well as donors and policymakers, should consider additional opportunities to advance food donation and reduce FLW.