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 In response to the increasing risk of hunger throughout the nation, several community and non-profit organizations have developed initiatives to create partnerships within the food service industry in order to minimize food waste. These initiatives are focused on restaurants donating excess food to people and families in need. While the food service industry can make a meaningful impact to reduce hunger in the United States, restaurant operators and owners should understand the laws governing these activities. This document is intended to provide a brief overview of applicable federal laws and laws enacted in the State of Ohio.