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The Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic, NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council), ReFED, and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) hosted a listening session with over 100 participants for the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health discussing the hunger and public health implications of food loss and waste, food donation and food recovery. Up to 40% of food in America goes unsold or uneaten, meaning that annually 80 million tons of surplus food are not consumed, and a large proportion of this wasted food is safe and edible. Prioritizing reducing food loss and waste and improving food donation and food recovery can increase food access, including access to healthy foods, and can improve nutritional security for low-income Americans. The listening session brought together food recovery organizations and food banks, local and state government employees, private sector representatives, representatives of nonprofit organizations, and experts on food loss and waste. Through the listening session, participants addressed ways in which the federal government, state, local and Tribal governments, private companies, nonprofits, and community groups can address the hunger and public health implications of food loss and waste and to encourage food donation and food recovery.