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The Harvard Law School and Food For Free are partnering to reduce wasted food and distribute it to feed hungry people. Food for Free, a Cambridge nonprofit, rescues the excess food and distributes it to the area’s hungry. This partnership began with the Harvard Law School May 2016 Commencement lunch where Food for Free recovered and redistributed 900 meals from the lunch.

This partnership is also in support of goals outlined in the Harvard Sustainability Plan. Harvard is working towards a 50% wasted reduction per capita by 2020 and creating a Sustainable and Healthful Food Standards. The Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic (HFLPC) provide guidance to the Harvard Law School for their initiatives, in effort to increase education and actions around food donation. RecyclingWorks worked with the HFLPC to produce legal fact sheets for Massachusetts including date labeling, tax incentives, and liability protections.

RecyclingWorks in Massachusetts assists businesses and institutions with recycling and food waste reduction through composting and food donation. To speak to a recycling expert, call our hotline: (888) 254-5525 or email us at