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Policy Issue: Government Grants & Incentives

National and local grants and incentives can scale food donation, especially in countries where tax benefits are insufficient or where limited infrastructure hinders food recovery.

Atlas Research: Government Grants & Incentives

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Best Practices: Grants and Incentives

National and local grants and incentives can scale food donation, especially in countries where tax benefits are insufficient or where limited infrastructure hinders food recovery.

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Countries with Strong Policies: Government Grants & Incentives

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United States

In the United States, The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) uses national funding to provide in-kind distribution of surplus food as well as funding for administrative expenses in all states to support local agencies, such as food banks.

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Many states also offer additional funding for food recovery and donation infrastructure.

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Canada

Canada offers governmental support for food recovery and donation. The recently introduced Food Policy for Canada, for example, includes specific funds to support innovative food waste reduction proposals.

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The government should further clarify these opportunities and ensure that funding streams are sustainable.

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