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School Share Tables


Due to COVID-19 share tables will not be implemented in San Mateo County schools until further notice to keep everyone safe and healthy. Please visit San Mateo County Office of Education’s COVID-19 Response and Resources page and the California Department of Public Health’s COVID-19 Industry Guidance: Schools and School-Based Programs document for additional information relating to schools and the coronavirus.

Approximately 40% of edible food in the US ends up in the landfills instead of on our plates. Share tables provide a way for schools to be part of the solution to save food and protect the environment by sharing food during lunch.

Environmental Health Services in partnership with the Office of Sustainability and RethinkWaste offers technical assistance and a toolkit to help implement food safe share tables at schools.  

Share Table Starter Toolkit

School Staff Share Table How to Guide

Parent Flyer

Share Table Poster

Share Table Bin Signs

Student Activity Sheet

Who do I contact to start a share table at my school?

Please contact Emilie Dirck, San Mateo County’s Share Table Coordinator  at (650) 464-7079, or