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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 and RethinkWaste offers technical assistance and a toolkit to help implement food safe share tables at schools.  

Share Table Starter Toolkit

School Participation Flyer

School Staff Share Table How to Guide

Parent Flyer

Share Table Poster

Share Table Bin Signs

Student Activity Sheet

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