This week, the Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic published an updated version of its resource titled, Community Fridges: Legal Questions and Answers. This guide was written and compiled by the Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic, the Hofstra Law School Community and Economic Development Clinic, and the UCLA School of Law Food Law and Policy Clinic, with significant input from the Sustainable Economies Law Center.
The guide includes answers to legal questions that we repeatedly received from community fridges in New York, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas. We intend for the resource to be a living document that community fridge and mutual aid organizers can consult, and we will continue to add questions and answers as we receive them. This document was originally published in January 2022 and included questions 1-8. This December, we published a new version which includes questions 9-13.
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