NOURISH
YOUR COMMUNITY.

How FoodRescue.ca is Responding to COVID-19:

FoodRescue.ca is still fully operational, working to support non-profits

who need access to food during the COVID-19 crisis.

Food safety is our highest priority. Please review your provincial public

health food safety guidelines for safe food practices that help mitigate risk.

We are happy to share existing resources from public health units across

Canada, including

BC Centre for Disease Control

 

Smart. Simple. Local.

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If you're a food business with excess food, use our free tool to donate food safely and easily.

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Not-for-profit organizations can rescue nutritious food directly from local donors.

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We can all learn a few simple ideas to use food more wisely at home.

Never underestimate

the difference

you can make.

   

A NEW way to donate excess food.

SMART

It's inevitable that food businesses have a bit of surplus at the end of a day.  But, we believe there's a better way to manage excess than to throw out edible food.  It's much better for the environment to redirect this food to people in need.
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SIMPLE

We can help make food recovery part of your everyday business activities, so you can say goodbye to tipping fees.  Register. Donate. Repeat. How simple is that?  Donating surplus food just makes good sense.
Get food rescue tips

LOCAL

Social service organizations now have a safe way to access food to help feed those in need, right in our own neighbourhoods. FoodRescue.ca is that connection to help make good will a reality.  
Find out how to become a Rescuer
 

Good food needs rescuing

 

We are so lucky in Canada to have an abundance of top quality, fresh food. Maybe because of this abundance, we've become careless. Across the food industry, 11.2 million metric tonnes of unsold, excess food goes to landfill each year. We call this avoidable food loss - edible food which has the potential to be rescued.

Yet around our community table, we have people that are hungry - single parents struggling to pay bills and feed the kids, seniors living on shrinking incomes, youth that can't make ends meet. These people are our neighbours, co-workers, students, class-mates, or retirees that we see at the bus stop. 4 million Canadians are experiencing food insecurity, while the amount of food that is unnecessarily going to waste could feed everyone in our country for 5 months.

As well, tremendous amounts of greenhouse gasses are released into the atmosphere when we throw away good food. This is not a sustainable situation for our environment.

So we decided to do something about it by building FoodRescue.ca.

 

 

 

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Together, we have impact

Results of food rescued since May 2018

 

Dinner Plate

1,070,820

meals
provided

Piggy Bank

$3,362,375

donated food
value

Basil

4,027,551

kgs greenhouse gas
emissions averted

 

VIDEO CREDIT: Thank you Lisa Murzin Photography & The Friendly Butcher