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Title:Establish a policy to donate unused edible food to a local food bank, shelter, or charity
Subject(s):Food donation
Food service -- Schools -- Environmental aspects
Food waste
Green Lunchroom Challenge
School lunchrooms -- Environmental aspects
Abstract:After source reduction, diverting food from the landfill in order to feed hungry people is the second most desirable category of actions on the US EPA's Food Recovery Hierarchy. By establishing a policy to donate the unused edible food from your school or district to a local food bank, shelter, or charity, you’ll be fighting waste, fighting hunger, and setting an example of social responsibility for students. Furthermore, federal law (the Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act) protects individuals and organizations (including schools) which donate food in good faith from criminal and civil liability.
Issue Date:2016
Publisher:Champaign, IL : Illinois Sustainable Technology Center
Series/Report:Green Lunchroom Challenge Diverting Food for Human Consumption Activity
Sponsor:Funded by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5
Date Available in IDEALS:2018-07-10

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