Welcome to

People Plates Planet!


We are a high-school student-led movement aiming to recover surplus food from school campuses and divert it to feed those suffering from hunger. We fight for a sustainable planet and a habitable future by conserving all the water, energy, and resources used in producing the otherwise wasted food into nutritious meals for the community's most vulnerable members.

People Plates Planet was officially launched on Earth Day, April 22, 2022, at Palo Alto High School (Paly). Our launch is featured in Palo Alto Online, and Paly's InFocus News highlighted our operation through People Plates Planet Club.

We welcome Gunn High School as the newest chapter of People Plates Planet in Fall 2023! Working with the Nutritional Services Director at Palo Alto Unified School District, Ms. Alva Spence, all seventeen campuses now practice food recovery!

Are you interested in starting the People Plates Planet movement in your school? 

Find out more about our Toolkit here.

Are you a Paly student who wants to get involved? 

Find out more about becoming a Paly People Plates Planet Club volunteer.

Want to find our more about our story?

Find out more about how People Plates Planet came to be with Our Story

Jeremie Rault-Wang (VP of Operations) weighing the collected donations with Ria, Oscar and Kai

Paly InFocus News

Acterra is a San Francisco Bay Area nonprofit that brings people together to create local solutions for a healthy planet. They recognized PPP for their impact on reducing food waste.