This Boston Globe article highlights efforts made by Harvard University, among many other businesses and institutions, to donate food rather than throw it away. Harvard’s undergraduate dining halls generate 2,500 pounds of leftovers, which are now being given to needy families in Boston through Food for Free, a non-profit organization in Cambridge. The article mentions Mass DEP’s John Fischer, as well as RecyclingWorks Massachusetts, for their involvement in helping to implement practical systems and solutions to make food donation, and other forms of food waste diversion, a reality for businesses.
RecyclingWorks in Massachusetts has resources to help businesses and institutions donate food and divert food waste. For more information on food donation, contact RecyclingWorks by calling 1-888-254-5525 or by email.