We have enough food to feed everyone in the world.
Yet, a third of the world's food is lost or wasted while up to 783 million people experience hunger. Food donation can be a solution to this paradox, but confusing laws and gaps in national legal frameworks prevent food from being donated. Without the right policies in place, we cannot make meaningful strides toward reducing food loss and waste and alleviating hunger.
The Global Food Donation Policy Atlas identifies solutions.
The Atlas' groundbreaking research identifies the legal issues most relevant to food waste and donation as well as policy barriers and opportunities, providing policymakers with the tools they need to drive change.
With The Atlas in hand, countries have a policy roadmap to reduce food loss and waste.
countries enacted new national food loss and waste or food donation policies
Since 2019, six Atlas countries have passed a national food donation law or created a national plan or strategy to reduce food loss and waste.
countries enacted new or enhanced liability protections
Since 2019, five Atlas countries strengthened liability protections for food donors or food recovery organizations.
countries implemented food safety for donation policies
Since 2019, five Atlas countries introduced food safety laws or guidance to clarify food safety for donations.
Find tools and resources to advance food recovery and address hunger
Policy Issue Areas
The Atlas focuses on seven major legal and policy issues that impact food loss and waste and recovery. We research best practices in these areas and recommend policy solutions to reduce food waste and encourage food donation.
We research food waste and food recovery policies in a growing number of countries. Our country-specific resources include detailed legal guides, policy recommendations, and executive summaries.
About The Atlas
Learn more about the project, its history, and the team leading this research.