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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.