GET THE MOST FROM YOUR FOOD
Canadian households throw away $1,766 worth of food a year.
Wouldn't you rather keep your hard-earned money?
WE CAN ALL DO OUR PART
TO RESCUE FOOD.
Even though Foodrescue.ca can't accept food from homes,
there are so many ways you can make a difference!
To eat or not to eat... THAT is a great question! Get to know which foods are still edible after their 'best before' dates. So much can
be safely eaten AFTER a best before date has passed.
Check out our handy guide > or if you'd like to read what the government has to say, read about national date labeling >
Look at your schedule for the week. When will you be home and what do you feel like eating? Some simple planning will help you purchase less and maximize what you buy. Download a meal-planning app or try this Heart & Stroke meal planner >
A quick peek inside your fridge will probably reveal food that could still be eaten... so get creative! Look up these ingredients online and try something new. Love Food Hate Waste has great ideas - including ways to revive food >
MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR COMMUNITY!
- Become a Food Rescue Ambassador by downloading this letter to send to your favourite businesses.
- Strike up conversations in your neighbourhood about how food waste affects us all.
- Check in with local charities, social service organizations and schools in your area to see if they need help picking up donated food.
- Check out our recent research on The Avoidable Crisis of Food Waste to discover more.
Don't think food is emotional? Think again...
(We love how this video tells the story that wasted food is the same, everywhere.)
Lets Change the way we think about food.
What's a fabulous gathering without food? Yet, it's sometimes tricky to know how much food to buy for guests.
Here's a great tool to help >
Check your hunger before ordering. Ask a friend to split a dish or take some home. (Yeah! Lunch tomorrow!) What you leave on your plate wastes a lot of energy and effort that it took to deliver that food to you. When you're out, ask if your favourite resto uses FoodRescue.ca. Promote food recovery to restaurants >
LESS IS MORE
That old saying, "Don't shop when you're hungry", is TRUE! Avoid buying food on an empty stomach. You're more likely to make impulse purchases. Do you need a whole box of mangoes?
Take those extra veggies and toss them in a container in the freezer. Then on the weekend, make veggie stock. Freeze into ice cube trays for easy flavour boosts to all kinds of receipes >
Take that recipe and double it! Make enough so that you can freeze portions to eat later. It makes for quick meals for those nights when you just don't feel the culinary vibe. Try out some Food Network ideas >
BE AN ODDBALL
Don't shy away from weirdly shaped produce. It all tastes great, especially when you're choppin', slicin', and dicin'! And when you've got extra, give leftovers a second chance >
Volunteering is always a great idea.
Search for local opportunities to help out in your neighbourhood. Just click on one of the options below.