Promoting Food Donation: Tax Law and Policy Issue Brief

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One-third of food produced across the globe is lost or wasted. Most of this lost or wasted food ends up in landfills, where it rots and produces greenhouse gases that are damaging to the climate. At the same time, global hunger persists at crisis levels, exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. To mitigate the devastating effects of food loss and waste, the Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC) and The Global FoodBanking Network (GFN) released recommendations for global leaders to leverage tax law and policy as a tool for promoting food donation.

The Promoting Food Donation: Tax Law and Policy issue brief, released through The Global Food Donation Policy Atlas, outlines nine actionable, real-world ways governments can use tax policy to encourage the rescue of safe, surplus food and support food donation.

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