10:00 am - 12:45 pm


Harvard Law School, Wasserstein Hall
1585 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA, 02138
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Getting Started with Food Donation

The MassDEP and RecyclingWorks are hosting a workshop to help businesses and institutions in the Boston area start food donation programs.

  • Learn the basics of how to donate food safely
  • Realize the benefits of food donation for your business
  • Meet with food donation organizations to get started

This workshop is part of the Reduce and Recover: Save Food for People Conference hosted by the Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic, in collaboration with the EPA, MassDEP, and RecyclingWorks in Massachusetts.

When: Tuesday, June 28, 10am-12:45pm

Where: Harvard Law School, Wasserstein Hall, 2nd Floor, 1585 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge

Register: Sign up using the registration form for the Reduce and Recover Conference. Select “MassDEP/RecyclingWorks Workshop” to register just for this workshop. (Note: while the main conference is sold out, we still have space for our workshop).



10:00-11:30 Presentations and Networking for Foodservice Businesses

  • Intro: Lorenzo Macaluso, RecyclingWorks
  • Health Department Perspective: Mike Moore, Massachusetts Department of Public Health
  • EPA Food Recovery Challenge and WasteWise Program: Janet Bowen, EPA
  • Food Recovery Organizations/Businesses
    • Food for Free, Sasha Purpura
    • Lovin’ Spoonfuls, Lauren Palumbo
    • Spoiler Alert, Emily Malina
    • Food Donation Connection, Steve Dietz
  • Structured Networking

11:30-12:45 RecyclingWorks Food Donation Best Management Practices

  • Overview: Lorenzo Macaluso, RecyclingWorks
  • Stakeholder Engagement Process
    • John Fischer, MassDEP
    • Mike Moore, Massachusetts Department of Public Health
    • Karen Franczyk, Whole Foods
    • Lauren Palumbo, Lovin’ Spoonfuls
    • Christine Beling, EPA
  • Food Donation Best Management Practices: Josh Cook, RecyclingWorks
  • Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic Legal Fact Sheets
    • Emily Broad Leib, Harvard FLPC
  • Panel Discussion