School Share Tables
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 offers technical assistance and a toolkit to help implement food safe share tables at schools.
Share Table Starter Toolkit
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What laws allow schools to share food?
California Department of Education’s Use of Share Tables Bulletin
California Retail Food Code, page 70, section 114079
2. Who do I contact to start a share table at my school?
Please contact Allison Milch, San Mateo County’s Share Table Coordinator at (650) 372-6252, or firstname.lastname@example.org