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The Atlas offers the most comprehensive examination of food loss and waste and donation policies in countries around the world. Learn more about the project and the people and partners behind this work.

Volunteers in São Paulo unload fresh produce donated to Mesa Brasil–SESC, a GFN member food bank.
Volunteers in São Paulo unload fresh produce donated to Mesa Brasil–SESC, a GFN member food bank. (Photo: The Global FoodBanking Network/Carlos Macedo)

We know that increasing food donation and recovery can help solve the paradox of ongoing hunger, alongside massive food loss and waste.

To address the most pressing legal questions and barriers to food waste reduction and food donation around the world, the Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC) and The Global FoodBanking Network (GFN) launched The Global Food Donation Policy Atlas in 2019, bringing together legal and operational expertise to identify and support policy solutions.

Staff from FLPC and GFN gather with stakeholders in Argentina.
Emily Broad Leib and staff and students from the Harvard Law School Food Law & Policy Clinic provide guidance on the most cutting-edge food systems issues. (Photo: Harvard Law School Food Law & Policy Clinic)

Together, FLPC and GFN bring legal and operational expertise and forge strategic partnerships that inform The Atlas. 

Through the project, we research and assess food loss and waste and food donation policy issues, evaluate the legal landscape and develop recommendations to improve laws and policies, provide technical support to in-country stakeholders to advance policy, and foster dialogue amongst policymakers, NGOs, and industry stakeholders.

The Atlas is a collaboration between:

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The Harvard Law School Food Law & Policy Clinic

FLPC works with communities in the U.S. and around the world by providing guidance on cutting-edge food law and policy issues. FLPC’s efforts focus on reducing food loss and waste, increasing access to nutritious food, addressing the climate-related impacts of food and agricultural systems, and promoting food systems justice.

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The Global FoodBanking Network

GFN advances and unites food banks in more than 50 countries around the world to alleviate hunger and reduce food loss and waste through food banking. GFN supports members with specialized technical assistance, funding opportunities, strategic partnerships, and platforms for knowledge exchange.

Meet Our Project Staff

  • Halley Aldeen

    Director, Research & Evaluation, The Global FoodBanking Network

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  • Ada Ezeokoli

    Ada Ezeokoli

    Communications Manager, Food Law and Policy Clinic

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    Ada Ezeokoli
  • Emily Broad-Leib

    Emily Broad Leib

    Faculty Director, Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation; Faculty Director, Food Law and Policy Clinic; Clinical Professor of Law, Food Law & Policy Clinic

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    Emily Broad-Leib
  • Trevor Findley

    Trevor Findley

    Clinical Instructor, Food Law and Policy Clinic

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    Trevor Findley
  • James Fredrick

    Media Relations and Strategy Associate Director, The Global FoodBanking Network

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  • Heather Latino

    Heather Latino

    Clinical Instructor, Food Law and Policy Clinic

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    Heather Latino
  • Gray Norton

    Gray Norton

    Clinical Fellow, Food Law and Policy Clinic

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    Gray Norton
  • Doug OBrien

    Douglas O’Brien

    Vice President, Programs, The Global FoodBanking Network

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    Doug OBrien
  • Tori Oto

    Tori Oto

    Clinical Fellow, Food Law and Policy Clinic

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    Tori Oto
  • Regan Plekenpol

    Regan Plekenpol

    Policy Analyst, Food Law and Policy Clinic

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    Regan Plekenpol
  • Kyra Sanborn

    Kyra Sanborn

    Senior Advancement Officer, Food Law and Policy Clinic

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    Kyra Sanborn
  • Jennifer Wright

    Strategic Communications Senior Director, The Global FoodBanking Network

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Acknowledgements

The Global Food Donation Policy Atlas is made possible through funding by the following organizations and individuals, with generous foundational support provided by the Walmart Foundation. The findings, conclusions, and recommendations presented on this website and in materials contained therein are those of the Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic and The Global FoodBanking Network alone and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of funding partners.

 

 

 

Sandra and Howard Hoffen

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The Atlas evaluates laws and policies across the most relevant issue areas relating to food donation and food loss and waste. Explore the map to compare and contrast existing legislation and learn from best practices around the world.

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