Award-Winning LAX Harvest Food Donation Program
Since late 2013, LAWA has partnered with Food Donation Connection, HMS Host, and Hudson Group to collect and donate unsold, ready-to-eat food items from the Central Terminal Area to local community service organizations. In 2015, the program received the prestigious Los Angeles County Green Leadership Award for demonstrating "outstanding and innovative environmental sustainability" while benefiting homeless and low-income families and individuals. In 2015, the program donated 143,386 individual food items, which amounted to 35 tons of donations. LAWA continues to encourage other airport concessionaires to participate in the program.